(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)


There is a huge energy difference between the two actions – to release is to let go; to reject is to push away.

Releasing, whether it is an ended relationship, a tough work situation, or an emotional reaction, is an internal act and strengthens you. Rejecting is always external and drains you.

After you release, you have additional energy. Releasing is a choice that frees you. After you reject there remains the fear that what you reject will return; the cost continues long after the rejection.

What are you about to reject and what will be the cost? What keeps you from releasing, instead?


Copyright 2001 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.