Maybe the Beatles were on to something

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,


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Owner, Sacred Spaces Counseling Center. In order for true healing to begin, the needs of the mind, body and spirit must be met. Sacred Spaces Counseling Center was founded on the premise that the client should be treated as a whole being, not as a by-product of their brokenness.
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