There’s an oldish proverb about a teacher holding up a half full glass of water in front of a class, asking the students how much they think it weighs.
6 ounces says one. 12 ounces says another. One pound shouts out a third. The teacher continues to hold the glass as students shout out guesses.
Well, the teacher finally says. The answer depends on how long you hold up the glass.
Every day, we hold onto things both large and small. What we hold onto becomes heavy, that heavy becomes a boulder we lug on our backs of all the pains and hurts we’ve ever felt. The perpetrators don’t feel the weight we carry. Our backs are breaking. How do we remedy this?
We let it go.