Art of Letting Go

People, more often than not, mistake the act of letting go as a weakness. They say that it should only be the last resort in any situation that you are placed in. But is it really true for everybody? Is holding on beneficial at all times? Because believe it or not, letting go is also an act that goes to show just how strong of a person you are.

Learning and accepting the fact that that something or someone can’t be yours is a painful reality. And yet, some desperately hold on. They’d cling on to that one thread of hope, grasp on too tightly until they’d leave scars on their hands. They say it’s love. They say that it’s meant to be theirs and that they’re going to fight for it. But do they really believe what their own words or are they only reassuring themselves? Because maybe — just, maybe — they got so used to it that they’ve forgotten how to live a life without that something or someone. They’re scared to lose of what was once constant in their lives.

And then, there are those who can let go. People often mistake these people as the insensitive type. The ones who have no qualms in hurting people since it’s so easy for them to let go. But is it, really? Have the people thought that these people are the ones who doesn’t let their emotions get the better of them? That they’re the type of person who are cautious because they’ve been hurt badly in the past? That, unbelievably enough, they do get hurt when they let go. That, yes, they do — at times — regret letting go. But they know that change will always happen, so they let go of what was constant to them, panic silently at the sudden loss, and then slowly, they let themselves get used to the absence and get their act together once more.

In the end, it’d all boil down to one question, wouldn’t it:

Would you rather follow what your heart feels or would you rather listen to your brain’s reason?