Letting Go of Our Expectation to Fix Others Is One of the Greatest Acts of Love

A colleague of mine often reminds me that her least favorite piece of advice is being told to “let go.” As someone who suffers from acute anxiety, she finds herself battling against intense bouts of stress all too often. Friend after friend, family member after family member, massage therapist after massage therapist—they all tell her to try and “let go.” Of course, this advice comes from a place of pure intentions. Many years ago, I remember one of my Tibetan meditation teachers telling me to “stop trying” when I was in distress about a close friend of mine who […]

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