I read this quote this morning: ”When people say “Let it go,” what they really mean is “Get over it,” and that’s not a helpful thing to say. It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could. Instead of “Let it go,” we should probably say “Let it be”; this recognizes that the mind won’t let go and the problem may not go away, and it allows you to form a healthier relationship with what’s bothering you.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
It really made me think. How many times have we said “Let it go” and “Get over it?” I say it all the time. Thump on the head — maybe it’s time to stop saying it. We just don’t “get over stuff.” We have to face whatever it is head on, examine it from a million different aspects, embrace it, live with it, poke at it a bit and then, maybe, just maybe we might be able to accept it. Or not.
I’m not a Beatles fan, but maybe they were on to something. Maybe “Mother Mary” is the healthy relationship that we long for with whatever is bothering us. Maybe if we hear the whispered words of wisdom, we will find the answer.
I like “Let it be.” I think I will begin to say it. Will you?
Until Next Time,