This is a common theme in yoga classes, and in guided meditations. I have one yoga teacher who begins each class with this phrase, around the time she has us in a forward fold. We are bent forward at the waist, and she invites us to imagine there is a trap door on the top of our head, and it is open and all the thoughts are pouring out onto the yoga mat.
“Let go of that which no longer serves you.”
After one class, I asked my teacher: “Does that apply to people?”
And if you can’t be rid of them, you can at least let go of unnecessary interactions with them, in the nicest way possible of course.
Although I am not a yoga person, I concur with the “zen” theory of letting people go. We choose our friends and we have some choice as to associates, business and otherwise. With regard to family, this is particularly helpful if we remember we had no choice with most of our familial relationships.
It especially applies to people!
This trap door analogy is perfect for me; thank you!! Sometimes yoga gets too abstract for this accountant, so thank you for an easy way to distill it down.