Thoughts on saying “let it go”

Every so often I go around saying to myself:  “let it go”.  It’s a perpetual reminder not to make a big deal about things and that things are never as bad as they seem.  It also reminds me that I don’t need most of my conflicts.

Our natural tendency is to grasp and embrace things.  This is normal.  It’s a part of life.  Life is something to embrace.  It is something to grasp.  But, many times, we embrace too much and too wholeheartily.  When we do this we sort of strangle ourselves, I think. 

Saying ‘let it go’ often allows us to get rid of trivial conflict we are having.  It’s like a feather duster dusting off any residual conflict we may have. 

It can allow us to get rid of some forms of conflict.  Often, we don’t allow ourselves to get rid of conflict.  Saying this often is sort of like a permission slip saying:  “you have permission to let go of this conflict”.

Sometimes, saying this allows us to let go but only if our growth has reached a point where it can shed off the conflict.  If we have not reached that point then the conflict will persist.

Saying this does not necessarily get rid of conflict.  If we need our conflict our minds will keep it regardless of what we do.  That’s the way it is.

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