Learning To Let Go
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This week you will learn how to deal with loss through Sam's own story of loss and what he is doing to deal with it. It might not be what you think!
This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, it's just you and Sam for the hour as he discusses all about letting go.
We have all had to let go of many things over the past two years. From loved ones to jobs, to businesses, and more. Yet have we given ourselves time to feel those losses? Have we allowed ourselves to feel those uncomfortable feelings that surround all those losses?
Sam will be discussing all that he has been letting go of, how he has been dealing with it all, and most importantly, how to deal with the loss that we have all experienced over the past two years.
Join in on the conversation and share your own stories and challenges. Ask your questions and Sam will do his best to provide guidance and insight through this week's show.
Tune in for this enlightening conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by clicking here.
Sam begins the show reading a section from his book, Everyday Awakening, where he talks about letting go of the thought of balance as a goal. He goes on to discuss how balance is short lived and we should strive for harmony. He tells us how when we accept all of our edges, our mascline side and femine side, then we can learn to flow and know how to respond for any given moment. Sam talks about the pain he's been feeling since the whole Ukraine ordeal. He talks about his friends who are suffering and how he responds from his heart when he communicates with them as opposed to thinking critically as if he was in an office setting. He shares how he had to stay focused these past weeks cleaning out his office in NYC to meet a deadline. Sam goes on to explain how in order to meet a deadline he had to stay mentally focused and at times work late nights to ensure the office was cleaned out by the end of the month. Sam says it’s about accepting all of ourselves, every aspect and learning how to live in harmony.
Sam introduces the topic for today’s episode; letting go. His goal this episode is to provide tools for his audience for the process of letting go. Sam explains that loss doesn’t have to be tragic, sometimes it can be little losses throughout life that build up and overwhelm us. He goes on to explain the difference between a tragic loss and a little loss and how the two can affect you in similar ways. He shares his personal challenges letting go of Talk Radio’s office space after 12 years. He tells us how he’s been adjusting and how much the space meant to Talk Radio over the years. Sam talks about how we tend to push past our small losses and fail to fully feel the moment until it boils over. Sam reiterates how we tend to only deal with severe losses and maybe we should tend to care more about the small losses; allowing ourselves to unapologetically grieve the little things that matter to us.
Sam continues to discuss how we all have been dealing with small losses. He mentions how life has shifted so abruptly these past couple of years and we all in some way have felt a loss and we should accept that it may be affecting us. Sam talks about his friend who is a death doula, someone who guides a sick individual into the afterlife, and how she feels our society looks at death. She says we tend to think death is the end of everything and we wait until we lose someone to grieve. In reality we can practice with the little losses to prepare for the serve ones. Sam shares how that opened his mind to a new way of thinking. He also talked about how we look at vitality and the lack of service we do for our elderly. He says they have a lot of knowledge and a lot to contribute that we take for granted. He continues to talk about how loss can affect us in many ways and how we should try not to wait and ignore it until it’s too late.
In the final segment, Sam shares some valuable tools for letting go. He tells his audience some rituals he and his wife use when they are dealing with loss. Sam says they’ve done countless things from writing letters and burning them to throwing crystals in the river. In some ways the rituals were symbolic and had special meaning. There was a time when Sam and his wife were on vacation at dinner and they noticed little lanterns above the ocean. Turns out the lanterns were for a baby who passed shortly after being born. The family released the lanterns as a symbol to preserve the baby’s memory. Sam advises his audience to look up different rituals from various cultures as a way to gain inspiration to find something that works for you.
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