I say it all the time. “Let it go, let it go.” “Deep breathing, let it go…”,but how do you let a memory go? How do we let painful memories truly go? When you feel like you have been wronged, disrespected, pushed around, rejected, defeated. When you feel like you have completely failed at something you knew to be right, how do you just “let it go.” Painful thoughts or feelings make us want to cry, run, punch something or someone, scream, give up. They make us uneasy and they don’t allow us to be at peace. It is so hard to continue to put your love into emotions and thoughts that bring nothing but hate and anger to the surface. But thats what they need. They need your love and compassion. They need to be embraced and accepted, not rejected. It is okay to feel pain, and it is okay to cry and give up for a moment. It is not okay to forget about loving all there is to love. With that gone, letting go is impossible. There are thoughts and memories that will never go away. We will carry them with us forever, until we leave. And who knows? Maybe even then we will remember. When we accept this, it gets easier, I promise. It’s important to look past it all, past the mind, past the things, past the hurt and pain, into each others true beauty. Often you will see what the other person doesn’t see in them self, and so long as you see it, compassion will be easier to obtain. You must be able to say, “I love you, no matter what happened, and I see it inside you even though you don’t.” ” I am letting go of the pain and filling the memories with love from my heart. We are all in this together even though we live apart. Let the spirits carry you.” Stay well. Peace and Strength.