There may not be an answer, but I will listen
This morning I had a rather aggravating “encounter” (let’s call it). I had done a meditation earlier in the morning on letting go, and was really working on releasing any tension and negative thoughts that I had. Going into the meditation, I was ruminating about a situation that was really bothering me. So doing this Letting Go meditation was definitely what I needed. When I finished, I really felt so much more relaxed and at ease than I had when I started. But then this “encounter” occurred, and all my breathing and releasing went right out the window. I was furious. And frustrated. I got in my car, barely breathing. I knew I really had to stop and take a breath, but it was so damn hard to do. I started the car, and as I’m backing out of the driveway, I realized that Paul McCartney is singing, as if RIGHT to me — Let it Be. Let it Be. There will be an answer, Let it Be.
I stopped the car, took a deep breath, and knew I had to let that shit go. It was a situation that I had absolutely no control over. But, man, was it frustrating. I knew I couldn’t change it, so why was I letting it control me? I began to breathe, and with each breath out, I let go of all the tension that I was holding in my body. And as I let go of the tension, my mind started to relax as well. I created the space to stop, and accept that which I could not change. It was just beyond my control. But what I could change was my reaction — the tension that was happening in my body and in my mind. So, I took Paul’s advice, and Let it be. Let it be. Perhaps there won’t be an answer, but I knew I had to Let it be.
While it’s not always easy to do, especially when we’re in the throws of an emotional meltdown, once we stop, take a deep breath and allow for the space to accept what is, and let go of the tension, frustration and anger, there sure is a hell of a lot more peace than in holding on! (And in the words of John Lennon, Give Peace a Chance!)
So just for today, I will listen to Paul and Let it Be!