Had a great chat with someone last week. And what came up couple times and stuck with me is the idea of “𝘓𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵 𝘨𝘰”. We are so often told to just Let it go, Move on, etc. But is this really going to help us.. letting it go? 𝘈𝘯𝘥, 𝘨𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦? 🤔
Often things don’t go according to our plan, something unpredictable happens, out of our control -can be a lay off, a bad break up, losing something or even someone.
Got me thinking of the actual meaning of “Let it go” - I believe that phrase can lead us into the trap of 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐥, blocking things off, disconnecting and “letting it go” by not fully digesting it. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘪𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘰 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦, 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵?!
I think more helpful is replacing the “Let it go” with ”Let it be”- that has much more meaning when you actually stay with what happened and process it, understand what it meant to you, accept that most likely it was out of your control, see the silver lining... maybe it can even be a catalyst for a change you needed for a long time, and this list continues. Accept and embrace it.
𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐈𝐓 𝐆𝐎 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐭 & 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐈𝐓 𝐁𝐄.
Let it be part of your experience, 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮. Whatever happened has shaped you or will shape you one way or another. You can not erase it.
I remember Sheryl Sandberg saying in her book “𝑶𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑩” to “𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐤” - I think this is exactly what she meant. No matter how sucky the situation is now, stay with it for a while, don’t fight it, don't numb it.
What if we make a small shift and ✨ 𝐋𝐄𝐓 𝐈𝐓 𝐁𝐄 ✨ (𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘶𝘴 instead. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘵)
I think this is the place where growth starts. 🌹
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