Learn to ‘Be Light About Things’ for a Happier, More Fulfilling Life

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No matter who we are, we all have moments of feeling overwhelmed and stressed, where our tunnel vision can prevent us from seeing the bigger picture. It’s human nature to become fixated on the outcome, striving tirelessly to achieve our goals. Yet, in our pursuit of success, we can forget to appreciate the journey we are on. By relinquishing our need to control the outcome of every situation and adopting an attitude of ‘being light about things’, life will start to flow more easily and we can experience a greater sense of joy and fulfilment in our lives.

Here are some tips to help you ‘be light about things’:

Why It’s Better to ‘Be Light About Things’

It’s often better to adopt a lighter approach to life, as it allows you to maintain a positive mindset even when faced with challenges. Embracing this easy-going attitude encourages a more open and adaptive way of thinking, making it easier to find solutions and bounce back from setbacks.

When you laugh at your own mistakes, you become more resilient in the face of adversity, fostering your ability to grow and learn. And a lighthearted approach keeps stress and anxiety at bay, making life more enjoyable and harmonious. Ultimately, remaining light about things paves the way for a more fulfilling and balanced existence.

Understand the Power of Detaching from the Outcome  

The divine teachings of the Bhagavad Gita hold immense wisdom for those who seek to live a harmonious and fulfilling life. At its core, this ancient text offers profound insights on the importance of ‘being light about things’ by letting go, particularly when it comes to achieving inner peace and self-actualization.

The Bhagavad Gita’s emphasis on detaching yourself from the outcomes of your actions encourages you to embrace the natural ebb and flow of life and focus on the journey, rather than the destination.

This spiritual handbook emphasizes the importance of staying grounded and calm, as it acknowledges the impermanence and transient nature of earthly concerns. By practicing the art of letting go, you gain a new perspective on life that fosters self-awareness and an unshakable resilience in the face of adversity.

Ultimately, the Bhagavad Gita teaches you that true mastery comes from relinquishing control and surrendering to the inexorable forces guiding your soul’s journey towards growth and enlightenment.

Let Go of Expectations While Remaining Focused and Dedicated

Learning how to let go of your expectations while remaining focused and dedicated on your journey towards success is a transformative skill worth mastering. Your life can often be filled with doubt, stress, and uncertainty due to unmet expectations, but you can always choose to let them go in order to maintain a balanced mental and emotional state.

The key lies in understanding that your expectations are not always in alignment with reality, and sometimes, you must be flexible and adaptable to accept the unexpected outcomes.

By having the approach of ‘being light about things’ you are able to let go of the need to control every aspect of your life, and you pave the way for immense personal growth and discovery.

Embracing this mindset allows you to remain focused and dedicated to your goals, while acknowledging that the path to your destination may be filled with twists and turns. Indeed, the most beautiful journeys are often those that require you to let go of your preconceived notions and embrace the unknown with courage and determination.

Become More Flexible and Open-Minded

I’ve noticed in my own life that to ‘be light about things’ requires a level of mental expansion to the extent that you become more flexible in your thinking and develop greater open-mindedness – both of which can enhance your life in countless ways.

Life is constantly changing, and by being more adaptable and willing to entertain new ideas, you become better equipped to navigate its ebbs and flows. When you remain open to different perspectives, you invite a wealth of growth, learning, and creativity into your life. Furthermore, this increased flexibility fosters stronger relationships as it encourages compassion and understanding for others.

Moreover, by challenging your own assumptions and beliefs, you increase your self-awareness and expand your perception of the world. By cultivating a more flexible and open-minded mindset, you ultimately broaden your horizons, enrich your experiences, and unlock a whole new world of possibilities.

Release Control and Embrace Change

Letting go of control and welcoming change can be a tough nut to crack, but it’s essential for personal growth. When you try and control things in your life the emotional energy within your body contracts. Yet when you start to let go of control, your emotional energy expands. You’re more easy-going, relaxed and start to ‘be light about things.’

You learn to trust yourself and a higher Source to bring things, people, and opportunities to you – as and when they are meant to come to you. And when you start to move through life with more ease, you develop a more fulfilling life experience.

Putting forth maximum effort without trying to control the outcome and attaching yourself to the outcome is a concept that has been around for centuries, but one which is still relevant today. To practice this concept, put your energy towards what you can control and accept whatever outcome may come as a result. This doesn’t mean giving up on achieving success – it just means not letting your sense of self-worth be affected by whether or not you attain it. This way, you can focus on the journey and enjoy the process of achieving your goals without pressure or expectation.

One practical tip to help you in this journey is to pause for a moment and reflect on what areas of your life you feel the need to control. Sometimes, we hold onto things due to fear and the thought that letting go means chaos. But it’s important to recognize that life is full of uncertainties and gaining the ability to adapt is a game-changer.

Start by making small changes, like saying yes to that spontaneous weekend trip, or exploring a new hobby. Focus on being more present in each moment, rather than obsessing over the future. Allow yourself to embrace the fact that life is messy, unpredictable, and beautiful all at once.

Remember, change is natural; it’s the only way we can truly experience personal growth and discover new versions of ourselves.

Why It’s Important to “Be Light about Things” in Life

Adopting a ‘be light about things’ approach in life helps you remember not to take things too seriously. It keeps your mind and heart flexible. That can be incredibly beneficial, as it encourages you to maintain a positive attitude and keep things in perspective.

We often face challenges and setbacks that can weigh us down and learning to approach these obstacles with a certain level of light-heartedness will allow us to bounce back more efficiently.

Not only does cultivating a lighter outlook promote resilience, but it also fosters healthier relationships with others, as we become more amicable and more approachable.

Embracing a more laid-back attitude toward life grants you the ability to appreciate the beauty in everyday moments and can lead to a more enjoyable, fulfilling existence overall. So, next time life throws a curveball your way, remember to stay light on your feet and face it with a smile.

To wrap up, it’s important to remember that letting go of expectations and embracing change is an essential part of life. Taking cues from the ancient wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, you should look for ways to remain focused and dedicated without attaching yourself to certain outcomes.

This approach can empower you to be more flexible, and easy-going, as you work towards achieving success in your endeavours, while also reducing your stress levels when things don’t quite turn out as expected.

So, do your best, maintain a positive outlook and be relaxed about the outcome you want.

Because when you are light about things, they can flow naturally, and happen more easily.

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About Dr. Sonja Jahn

Conscious entrepreneurs, leaders and change makers from all over the world seek out Dr. Sonja Jahn’s unique skills and proven system to free themselves of their subconscious blocks, beliefs and behaviours. As a result, they experience a positive and lasting transformation and achieve a greater level of success and satisfaction in their professional and personal life. Read more...