Let it be.

let it be

I feel inspired to share this song with you today.

Although they are an old band, The Beatles are very new in my life. It was only by chance that I heard their playlist on Spotify last week. Since then, I have been listening to their music almost all the time. The lyrics are fantastic. They are full of stories. They are funny. There are words of wisdom too, especially in the song ‘Let it be.’

In this song, John Lennon sings:

“When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be”

I’m not religious and I don’t pray to Mother Mary, but I still understand the meaning of these words.

Because it is true: there are times in life when we just have to ‘let it be.’

We all have challenges in life and there are times when English seems harder than usual. Like when we are preparing for a difficult exam.  Or we cannot find the words to say what we want to say. Or we just CANNOT understand the present perfect continuous. Yes, there are hard parts of learning and we think that if we work harder, they will get easier.

I know from experience, however, that this is not always true.

Sometimes you just have to let it be. Leave it alone. Say ‘ok, I have no idea what I’m doing but I’m going to trust that it will be ok and I will understand later.’

It is a very annoying situation to be in, I know. It is difficult to know WHAT to do and HOW to ‘let it be.’ The thing is that sometimes there is NOTHING we can do. Sometimes, all we can say (or sing) is ‘let it be, there will be an answer, let it be.’

Allow yourself less stress today and relax. It’s quite nice when you find out you don’t need to control everything.  Honest.

Let go, lay back and listen to the lyrics of this wonderful song. Maybe you’ll find that for a whole three minutes and fifty-two seconds that you can really let it be.

(Video courtesy of wirytangent19 via YouTube. Lyrics are below the video.)

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