Let go / Hang on …..
"Let it go", a popular notion in both Yoga and Buddhism. (Even Disney is taking note of this worthwhile endeavor, think Frozen soundtrack!).
However before we can "let go" we have to "hang on", or there would be nothing to let go of.
There is something to being able to stay, to not bypass, ignore, and to not be delusional.
With our experiences we must be able to really see what is going on, to notice, observe, listen, steep and learn from experiences.
And I mean to really learn, like deep gutted learning, like your heart being broken, even a shattering and then to hold that with tenderness, wisdom and compassion.
Hang on until what needs to be felt, embodied and processed can be, and then a letting go can perhaps start to occur.
"Don't surrender your loneliness (grief, sorrow, heartache...) so quickly. Let it cut you more deep. Let it ferment and season you as few humans and even divine ingredients can." Hafiz.