“Letting go is like the sudden cessation of an inner pressure or the dropping of a weight. It is accompanied by a sudden feeling of relief and lightness, with an increase of happiness and freedom. It is an actual mechanism of the mind, and everyone has experienced it on occasion.”
From page 8 of the book Letting Go, The Path Of Surrender by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
In this book, David Hawkins states that the resistance to painful emotions is more painful than actual ones.
This book is brilliant. It is about how healing it is to experience all your emotions, especially the difficult ones. Usually, when we feel overwhelming emotions like fear, anger, rage, worthlessness, or grief, we tend to suppress, repress, express, or escape them.
Hawkins instructs us to locate the sensation of the emotion in our body. Is it in your throat? Abdomen? Head? What happens when you just connect with it? Hawkins recommends not following your thoughts about the emotion but feeling the emotion in your body and letting the emotion move through.
This book has a very simple message that is profound. It has given me a deeper insight into my work, and life. I highly recommend it.
Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in the Temescal area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork Monday through Friday.