I have had to let go of many things in my Life. As I look back, I realize I might have made some mistakes in the process and procedure whereby it was accomplished.
When one decides to leave something or someone they have loved deeply, it is difficult, if not impossible (for some), to just turn loose. There are physical, emotional, and psychic pains that comes with it. There is also the fear of being judged in some way.
There are bonds and attachments that have to be severed. Do you just rip them free in one swift jerk? Do you take time to gently unravel them one by one? Is it ever advantageous to leave one or two attached? Do you do it in one explosive angry act? Or do you stew in the juices of doubt, hurt, and resistance first?
Religion, relationships, ideology.....share, please, your personal experiences of success and/or failure of letting go of something you held dear at one time.