The power to let go is more potent than we might at first think. With a spiritual mind set enfolded in a prayer for release, it, sometimes quickly, some slowly, erases from our mind and heart what no longer serves us.
We can let go of troubling emotions and self-defeating thoughts. The Keys:
1. Notice the thought and where it will take you if you continue.
2. Give it to God--The Wisdom and Love of God know what to do with it.
3. Replace it with a positive thought--like something you are grateful for; something that makes you smile.
4. Don't let the negative thought or emotion back in. Close the door of your mind on it.
The Serenity Prayer is perfect for this practice: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can (myself and my own thoughts), and the wisdom to know the difference.