Letting Go?!!! What Does it Mean?

In addition to shame and self-blaming messages, I often hear clients say they need to ‘let go.”  Most frequently, it is in relation to a person…someone who has hurt them; in hopes of severing, surrendering, relinquishing involvement. While it may sound simple enough, letting go is very hard.  It entails exploring one’s attachment to the person, perhaps clinging to memories or clinging to hopes (the past and the future). And if one is not able to ‘let go’  (an action) of thoughts and feelings, one can feel exacerbated bad feelings.  I suggest that is okay to just the let the feelings be…let be!images
Ricki L. Geiger LCSW, CGP