A Daily Question To Ask Yourself

If you read THIS POST, you know I recently went back to acting class after taking a break.

We all know our greatest power is in the present moment.

We know that when we stop fretting about the future and judging our past, we move into the sweet spot of the NOW, where all the good stuff really lives.

Our creativity, our attention, our compassion, our passion and our strength all exist in the NOW.

Even our sadness—which might be happening right now—can be the good stuff when we let ourselves really feel it.

Wanna know why you feel so good after a good cry?

It’s because the truth always feels good. And when you let yourself dive into the truth of the moment, you are free from the BS barriers you build around yourself.

So back to the question from my acting teacher.

What do you need to let go of today in order to be fully present in your life?

Is it an idea you have about yourself?

Judgment about someone else that is holding you back from just being present?

Is it regret?

Is it your not “enoughness”?

For me, the answer was this:

To be fully present in my life right now, I need to let go of the idea that in order for me to be successful, happy or satisfied, I must always know what I am doing.

You see, I like to KNOW! I love to be in control. I love to have the answers. My brain loves to figure things out and solve problems. I love having a plan. And I like to know when that plan is going to come to fruition!

And there is nothing WRONG with that. BUT…

I find it’s quite easy to get so caught up in the needing to know, the control, the crazy-making, that we miss the sweet spot of the now.

We get so mired in our plans, that we MISS the very valuable nuances of the moment. We can even miss the whispers that life is trying to share with us because we’re caught up in needing to control the outcome.

The NOW is just so delicious and exciting. It has everything we could possibly need!

So for me, I am playing with letting go of the idea that I need to know.

How about you?

What do you need to let go of, in order to be fully present in your life today? I would love for you to breathe, and share it in the comments. I love hearing from you!

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I’ll be back next week with some exciting news! And until then, I hope you enjoy the NOW.


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9 Responses to A Daily Question To Ask Yourself

  1. Tina says:

    What do I need to let go of…..?? ? well , for today….I’m working on Letting Go of the need to keep everyone around me “happy” ….I am not responsible for everyone’s happiness , just my own . I am discovering that I have a neurodiverse brain, not a neurotypical one, which requires a different way of viewing and learning things……and there is more than one way to learn in this world. I do not have to do things everyone else’s way, nor they mine. I just need to Live, Love and Learn My joy and happiness and accept others will find there own way!

  2. Trish says:

    What do you need to let go of, in order to be fully present in your life today?
    I am a network marketer, an entrepreneur, and I need to let go of the fear of striking up a conversation with someone I don’t know. See my personality type is I need to be in control and this is so foreign for me to grasp. I’ve lost opportunities with all the details going through my mind.

  3. Julie says:

    I need to let go of letting a number on my jeans or on the scale dictate whether or not I am happy. That number should not control whether or not I enjoy my life.

  4. Brenna says:

    I need to let go of always being in my comfort zone. I need to let go of my security issues so that I can have new experiences, take chances, and grow and expand.

  5. Mary says:

    It is an interesting question. It’s not “what do you need to let go of inorder to be happy.”Hmmm
    Maybe it is letting go of living from my head so much and living from my heart instead.
    I will let go of living from my head or atleast be aware which one I am being lead by.
    Come on, inner being, inner light, inner Truth. Come on in!!!
    Open and love! Open and accept! Open and live!

  6. Kevin Decoteau says:

    This is an easy and hard question at the same time. Easy because I know what I need to let go of and hard because I know what I need to let go of :), I need to let go of a sadness I have been very aware of most of my life. Although I love being able to feel because for so many years I stuffed it all down when I was younger, the more I let go the more floated up, yet it was less intense and maybe a bit softer and compassionate.

  7. Love this Erin! So good. I try to do this in my life. Call it, “Living in the ?” and draw a “?” on my hand sometimes as a reminder to be present and open to the possibilities and allow the universe to bring into my life everything it should in perfect time. As a creative person it’s so important to be present and in tune with yourself so you can hear the little spark of an idea in a moment and not be pushed around by your shoulds and to do’s and life crap that feels so overwhelming and demanding sometimes but to be good to yourself.

    I still fall into a huge hole/trap of not doing this and my big thing to let go of is “I need to catch up.” I know I have a long list of things and projects I’ve been meaning to polish off for what feels like forever but the right things do get done and the rest either gets done eventually or I forget because it wasn’t that important to begin with.

    I’m going to replace that thought with: Projects get done in their own perfect time while I am present to each task at hand.


  8. TERI PINNELL says:

    I need to let go of alcohol, I have let it control my life for too many years. I’m ready to change and take back control of my life, and I am very excited about it!