The connection between (let it go) and (I choose not to water that thought)

Let it go is a phrase and a lesson suggested to me by an early teacher and those words echo in my head to this day

"Let it fucking go!" is actually what this teacher shouted at me

It means all sorts of things to me

But one of the most subtle is this—it's the same as the idea of I choose not to water that thought as a way to handle obsession

When a thought arises that I don't want to deal with (a thought that I don't want to obsess on) I can say, I choose not to water that thought as I am (in a sense) the gardener in my mind's garden of thoughts. I know that the mind is "like a car with three pedals who are all accelerators" so saying "Don't think of elephants" will only make me think of elephants. But I can say I choose not to water that thought and then allow my thoughts to grow as they will

It strikes me that doing this is (very obviously) like doing Let it go. That's all I'm saying

I choose not to water that thought is a gentle version of "Let it fucking go!" that I use all the time in my thoughts