When we can let go, we free emotional headspace that means we are more likely to be able to enjoy life in all of its glory once more. People who have lost in love, for example, may feel so emotionally pained from the experience that they quite understandably want to avoid falling in love again so that they never have to experience such trauma
once more. And yet, when we let go of such emotional states, it is possible to recover and then move on from them, which means being able to experience all that life has to offer.
Not only is this a good thing from the perspective of leading a full and meaningful life without the psychological damage that losses can cause, but it also means basically having a bigger sense of happiness
about ourselves. In this sense, the ability to let go is a bit like a psychological discharge of negativity that means we can restore ourselves and move on. It is important to note, however, that everyone will approach their given situation differently and there is no right or wrong way to let go in the psychological sense – that we can eventually do so is what counts.
There are plenty of self-help books which enable people to let go or at least to understand the processes involved better. Some people seek professional help from counsellors which can be a good way forward. That said, chatting to a friend we trust
about our losses and how we feel about them can also enable people to let go more easily than they otherwise would have been able to. In the end, it is a personal journey which may take months, years or even a lifetime to achieve.