Web Extra: Best songs about Letting Go from Wings, Modest Mouse, Patty Griffin...

From Merriam-Webster:

Definition of let go of:

to stop holding or gripping (something or someone)
Let go of my hand. —often used figuratively
You need to let go of the past.

What are you holding onto that is no longer serving you? How would it feel to let it go? We carry around a lot of unnecessary guilt, shame, anger and pain. We hold our own selves back from achieving happiness and contentment. For what? Avoiding possible pain, change or losing something you don't want to give up?

Meditation teacher Jack Kornfield says, "To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own."

A season's change is a wonderful time to work on letting go. Is it corny to say that just like the trees shedding their leaves, we can also shed what is holding us back? It probably is, but I said it anyway. And yes, as part of our "WYEP Presents" restorative series, we've curated a looooong playlist featuring songs about "Letting go," "Release" and "Surrender." Thanks for your suggestions! More restorative playlists to come! If you have a suggestion for a restorative playlist topic, please let me know!

xo - Cindy

"You're much more than the struggle that you go through
You're not defined by your pain, so let it go
You' re not a victim, your more like a winner
And you're not in defeat, you're more like a queen."

- Mary J. Blige, "Each Tear"