What have you lost? In this pandemic and its aftermath, we’ve all lost something.

Some losses of course are far more devastating than others. Losing a family member may seem nothing like not being able to celebrate a graduation. It’s even less like losing the experience of easily replacing a broken item instead of learning it’s unavailable because of “supply chain issues.”

You may tell yourself that some loses are minor and shouldn’t matter, but they do! You expect to feel grief over big loses, but you may believe that there is something wrong with you for feeling nostalgia and grief for the way things used to be.

There isn’t. It’s normal! We all do it unless we work to cover up the feelings and they sneak out again, transformed to anxiety and/or depression.

You can grieve for lost opportunities, lost dreams and lost time. Grieving means releasing the energy you have in something that is irretrievably gone. You simply can’t get it back—it’s completely impossible.

Tears help you release the energy. So do the Logosynthesis sentences. The energy must be released to be reclaimed and used for another purpose. Trying to hold on by replaying what should or might have been only increases suffering.

Doing the work of Letting It Go ultimately increases your available energy.

This post is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 60 of  Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®). You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.