LRS 025: How to Let Go and Forgive to Liberate Yourself

How to Let Go and Forgive to Liberate Yourself - The Let's Reach Success Podcast

Welcome to the Let’s Reach Success Podcast, episode 25. Today, you’ll learn how to let go and forgive so it’s going to be a very peaceful and even liberating episode, an easy one to listen to.

Forgiveness and letting go are simple processes that happen on the inside, but once they do, we’re free to find happiness in the present moment, without changing anything on the outside.

I’ll talk about the art of letting go and forgiving separately, and will give tips on how to do it too.

On Letting Go

Letting go means going with the flow, leaving things from the past in the past, eliminating needs and desires, fears and doubts, accepting and being okay with ourselves and our present situation.

Letting go is a therapy, an example of wisdom, a gracious way to live life to the fullest and to be free of attachment and the burdens it carries.

When you let go of what was and what will be, of what you want things to be like and of how others expect you to behave, of the negative thoughts, control and security, you meet the beauty and freedom of life for the very first time. Only those who let go of these demons and illusions we live with, realize that they haven’t actually lived before.

The process is simple, but not that easy. It takes some willpower and persistence because you need to break free from the comfort you’ve been living in and embrace the contentment and bliss.

But first you need to know more about letting go, to understand how it works and what the ways to do it are.

On Forgiveness

There are so many things on our mind in each moment. Most of them, however, are just not necessary and are ruining our present moment.

We need to realize, for instance, that we can’t control the world and change it so that it can be the way we like it. We shouldn’t be angry with the past, but let go of what has happened and make peace with it. We often think we’ve done horrible things and deserve to be punished. But the biggest punishment is the guilt we live in. We forget that others have done much worse, and whatever it is that has happened, can’t be changed.

Then comes forgiveness – the ultimate salvation.

To know how to let go and forgive, is to be able to liberate ourselves from the past, fears and insecurity.

It’s the solution to all of the above. We should forgive ourselves for everything we’ve done that we don’t like, and forgive others too.

Forgiveness is a universal language and has so many benefits.

It helps you reach emotional and spiritual freedom and live a happy life. It helps others because you let them continue their life in peace and let things from the past stay there. It’s great for the world in general because it’s an element of compassion.

Forgiveness also helps us let go of guilt.

Guilt is something so many of us struggle with these days. And it’s the way we punish ourselves for what we think we did wrong. But it’s not necessary. You can easily leave it behind and move on.

You do all that by learning how to let go and forgive. And that’s what this episode of the show is all about.

Show Notes:

  • What is letting go and what happens once you start doing it [0:54]
  • How not letting go leads to suffering (+ an example of how we live in the past) [1:56]
  • Holding on is harder than letting go [4:09]
  • How to let go and be present [4:48]
  • What makes forgiveness the ultimate salvation [7:21]
  • How to forgive yourself and everyone else [8:08]
  • How not to be angry with the past (+ a new approach to failures in life) [8:25]
  • What happens when you forgive [9:12]
  • Dealing with guilt [9:35]
  • How to find something worthy inside you [10:20]

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5 Smart Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Home

5 Smart Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Home

A smart home was something we could only see in sci-fi movies just a few years ago. Today, smart technology is becoming more available in terms of prices and offers. Therefore, it’s not so surprising that many homeowners are choosing to introduce technology into their homes and make their lives more convenient, safe, cost-efficient and fun.

In fact, a recent report predicted that a global smart home platform revenue will increase from $4.2 billion (2017) to $39.5 billion (2026).

There is no doubt that the concept of a smart home will revolutionize our interaction with our interior, and impact various other aspects, such as the potential resale value of our properties. Knowing all this, it seems wise to start thinking about the ways to incorporate new technology into your home, today. Here are our top five.

Be smart – save energy

If there are two trends that have marked the previous year when it comes to home design, those are energy-efficiency and new technologies.

So, why not combine them and make smart technology work for you and help you save money on your electricity and heating bills? Your first step towards doing that is installing smart lighting. This change will enable you to remotely manage all the light bulbs in your home by using an app, so you won’t have to wonder whether you left your lights on ever again. The best way to use this technology is to pair it with LED bulbs and thus maximize your savings.

Another popular upgrade that helps you save money and automate your home is a smart thermostat. This device connects to your home Wi-Fi and allows you to set the desired temperature no matter where you are. Some models can even remember your habits and adjust the temperature accordingly.

An important safety upgrade

The times we are living in may be new and exciting, but they are still dangerous. That’s why you should do everything you can to make sure that your household is protected both from the unwanted guest as well as various hazards.

Smart home security takes care of that by offering state-of-the-art locks, high-resolution cameras, smoke detectors and motion-triggered alarms. Compared to the traditional security systems, smart security systems will not only alert everybody with a loud alarm but can also send an alert to your phone in case of emergency.

Comfort and convenience with smart furniture

Smart furniture is not being discussed enough, and we’re here to change that. It is set to completely change the way we live our lives.

Let’s start with a smart table or side table. These pieces can feature LED lights, Bluetooth speakers and wireless phone chargers.

The innovative smart sofas offer similar perks but with more coziness. Besides LED lights and speakers, they provide you with a convenient place to charge your phone, allowing you to have everything you need at your fingertips.

Other innovative pieces include color-changing wardrobes and TVs that can be “masked” into artwork, when turned off.

Make everything work together – smart hubs

You might find it difficult to control all your smart gadgets individually. A smart hub allows you to create a centralized system where all your devices are connected to the cloud, and you don’t need more than one app to manage all of them.

Additionally, smart hubs enable you to automate your devices. For example, this would mean that as soon as you unlock the door (using a smart lock, of course), the light in your entryway will be turned on and the thermostat will set the optimal temperature.

The only problem with smart hubs is that this new technology is still in its infancy, and there are too many manufacturers who do not collaborate. This makes pairing up devices from different manufacturers into one hub impossible. Until that changes, to avoid any problems, you should buy the products from the same brand.

A helping hand voice

If you are among those people who remember the Halloween special episode of the Simpsons on the mention of a smart home assistant, don’t be afraid. The assistants of the real world are nothing like Ultrahouse 3000 voiced by Pierce Brosnan. In fact, this technology can make your life a lot easier by helping you make the home automation run smoothly.

Just like Cortana and Siri are improving the smartphone user experience, smart home assistants will make your life easier.

They can be set to react to voice commands, which allows you to control various smart home features without having to use any app. Also, if you have a camera above your entrance and a smart lock, your assistant can unlock the door when they recognize your face.

It’s an exciting time to be alive, and we are sure that there are plenty other surprising smart home innovations on the horizon. Until then, try out these five, and see for yourself how they can change your life.

About The Author

Emma is a writer and a home décor enthusiast. She believes that good design can be found at the intersection between beautiful and functional. Her inspiration comes from traveling and exposing herself to new experiences.

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