Anchors Away! “Releasing Old Stuff”
I’d like for you to imagine your life as a boat in a bay. Now look over the edge of that boat and see what is attached to the side….yup, that’s right! There’s an anchor there. From time to time in our lives we experience events, relationships, jobs, financial issues, etc… that really make a mark. They change us in some way and leave us with “issues” or “things to deal with”. These are usually the “What if’s” in life. The “Should of”, “Would of”, and “Could of” situations. Our ego says “Oh, I’ve dealt with this ____fill in the blank___.” And we toss that over board. What happens, however, if we have not seen the value of the situation, event, relationship, etc… AND if we are not ready to let it go emotionally that thing that we just tossed overboard acts as a anchor.
Having these anchors in our lives gives us a false sense of stability. You see, these anchors keep us in one place; so when the tides ebb and flow, we rise and fall with the tide without going anywhere. We think we have a handle on our lives because we can easily “ride the waves” but the whole time not realizing our false sense of stability the anchor has created.
What happens when we look overboard and choose to cut the anchor or pull it in?
Check out this weeks What’s Up Wednesday’s call to find out!