by Zochi The principle of “letting go” this does not mean we should give up but, instead not holding on to our expectations and those things that no longer serve us. This is sometimes difficult in our relationship, our practice, and our connections because we are homeostasis by nature. We all at one point of another become attached to our expectations, ideas, techniques, knowledge and people. In our movement arts we sometimes find comfort in very way we move or meet conflict and therefore do not examine or tailor it. Even when it is uncomfortable or no longer fits us and who we have become. This can lead to unhealthy and create co-dependent relationships. In some cases it takes a significant emotional event (SEE) to force us to break free. The universe always attempts to give us choices, yet sometimes when we ignore or are blind to our own ignorance and we are shaken by lost through this SEE process. Maybe in our inner reflection and listening we may realize that we needed to break free of our attachment to gain a new perspective. This will be painful but necessary for growth. As Chief Instructor and his instructor has taught “a student needs to be hit frequently and hurt occasionally”. This lesson applies to both what we experienced on the floor and in our life.