Why is it important to let go?

Mauritius
February 10, 2016 3:56am CST
This question is quite distinct. I'm not asking the common question - how to let go. I want to know why is it important to let go of memories, emotions and people. I think letting go is important not to oneself but to the highest good of the other person: maybe there's something better in store for that person and maybe she deserves much better in life. I'd like to read your views about this subject.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
We should let go of a person if he/she cause us nothing but pain. We should let go of hurtful memories but always hold on to the lessons life taught us. We let go of the excess baggage but embrace every learning we get... we embrace life.
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
Thank you very much but should we let go of good memories belonging to a person that can no more be ours?
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• Philippines
12 Feb 16
@excellence7 it depends. If the good memories make you smile and do not bring you any remorse I guess it is fine. But if those memories would only make you sad and regretful, feel free to throw them and move on.
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite I do agree though it will be really hard to do so.
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@shubhu3 (36933)
• New Delhi, India
10 Feb 16
Well why is it important for us to let go!!!That's an important and a nice question. By letting go,you are freeing yourself from the strings of attachment,love and all the connected memories.This in turn will help you to forget a person or a particular situation so that you can focus on the positive and better aspects of your life.And also so that you understand that when something doesn't goes your way no matter how hard you try then that is telling you that you deserve something more better and significant than the one you are holding on to.
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
Very nice views but maybe that the person deserves better too.
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@shubhu3 (36933)
• New Delhi, India
13 Feb 16
@excellence7 Ya absolutely.May be the person deserves better. :)
@SIMPLYD (90955)
• Philippines
12 Feb 16
When somebody has caused you a lot of pain , then it is best to let go of all the memories of that person even of the good ones . That way , it will be easier .
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
Thank you for sharing your views.
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@waflay (2739)
• Nairobi, Kenya
10 Feb 16
To let go means you relieve your mind from things that don't really matter in your life. Emotions can can hard to give way, but if you decide to move on with your life in positive manner, the ugly sides that remained stuck in your heart and mind will be eroded and clear way for a new and perfect chance to explore more. In most cases, you will realize why those memories were just a hindrance into a perfect example of real happiness.
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
Asante sana.
@thesids (22205)
• Bhubaneswar, India
10 Feb 16
As I watched Angels Sing, my thoughts got words - You have no control on the bad ones (memories) but you definitely have a say about the good ones. Simply loved it. Now here is why I said that - Memories good or bad, I do not believing letting go of them. I always have memories written down either on pen and paper or even on computer files (though these are often trashed at a later date). But yes, I remember too many things for reasons - The bad memories are to be remembered just because you do not get into those situations the next time - there are plenty of them but here is one - a friend cheated me on money because I trusted him. So today, I do keep that thing in mind, and though I have had many friends, I never trusted them with money. Talk anything but money, and I am all fine. The good ones definitely are the ones to be treasured as long as they can be. They are some good motivators that can make wonders happen. Remember the first time your crush smiled at you? Nothing great about it, but the moment you think of that moment, you feel re-charged, rejuvenated. So why let go of such a moment?
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
I agree totally with you. As usual, you spoke my mind. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece of writing with us.
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@Hatley (164036)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Feb 16
I think what is meant is you have to c me to terms with losing a mate, Ihad to but I do n ot l et ogo of the good memories j ust the bad.I let go and let God take him to a better place where he probabley was joking with the angels and making everyone happ y. You let Go you l;et God and y ou move o n.
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
I like this. You are right. We need to let go because they deserve better.
@Shavkat (122416)
• Philippines
10 Feb 16
You need to let go of something just to feel oneself worth. If you cannot let go, then you will live in misery. Thus you are not at peace to your weary over someone or something.
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
Right. Thank you for sharing your views.
@sofssu (23737)
10 Feb 16
Let go because you need to move on and grow as a person. Life goes on.
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
You are right.
@allknowing (103007)
• India
10 Feb 16
I would rather say live and let live. There is a difference between the two.
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
True; these are two different things.
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@Morleyhunt (21382)
• Canada
10 Feb 16
Letting go of memories is good? Bad memories, maybe.
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• Mauritius
12 Feb 16
And good memories that you wish you could live again but there's no way out?
@Lucky15 (37438)
• Philippines
10 Feb 16
It may be hard to let go...but it will be the best. Whether memories or person
• Mauritius
10 Feb 16
But why it will be the best?