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What are you holding on to?

frazzledThis was originally written 2 years ago and not posted until today, in concurrence with Aunty’s “Sharing” post.

During the 8th session with Dr. Hana Yin at Brain Fitness Hawaii (no longer in business), something popped into Aunty’s consciousness.

It started with a question:  What are you holding on to?

For Aunty, it was anger and resentment, holding on to bad memories, recalling of upsetting words spoken, and ill feelings.  This led to continuous anger and resentment, without end.

We have been told to count our blessings.  To tell you the truth, that doesn’t work for Aunty, not when she is pissed off.  Recalling good stuff was overcome with the recollection of the bad incidences – along with its bitter bile.  Unwanted, but THERE.  Like having your worst acquaintance strapped onto your back all day long.  Yuck.

Aunty was holding on to some pretty junk stuff, and it was time to just let it go.

How do you do that?  Aunty posted one on “Sharing” (but being Japanese makes that kinda hard to do).  Another post was “No get huhu”, and another on “Make like a tree and…”

Some people take drugs, go to therapy, meditate, find a life coach.  Doesn’t matter what you do, but the first step is to realize what you are holding on to.  If it is crap, get rid of it.

Aunty is working on it.  It is good to let it go.

About The Author

Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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Comments (2)

  • Tutu

    Aunty, your openness to share highly personal emotions is commendable, something many are culturally reluctant to do, but you have provided us a vicarious way to “Let It Go,” all the self-defeating gook that is not helpful. You seem to present your topics at the right time. Mahalo nui loa for sharing, Tutu


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