Kesha wrote a powerful essay about how to overcome your past demons, and we’re so inspired by her strength

In a moving and powerful essay, Kesha has written about overcoming your past demons, and this is so important.

The singer is currently preparing for the release of her first album in four years, Rainbow, and has been sharing some of the incredible music that she has been working on. First, there was “Praying,” which she accompanied with an essay about the track for Lenny Letter.

Later, the singer released the rallying “Woman,” and wrote a piece for Rolling Stone about the real-life inspiration behind the song and video and how she is celebrating women all over the world.

Now Kesha has shared “Learn to Let Go,” and it’s a pretty incredible reminder of everything that she’s been through.

Along with the track and video, Kesha also wrote an essay for HuffPostabout what the track means to her, and how she actually did learn to let go.

"'Learn to Let Go' is more than a song title... it’s become one of my mantras over the last few years," she wrote. "As much as our past creates who we are, we can’t let it define us or hold us back. And especially if you’ve been through something hard, and we all have, you can’t hold on to resentment because it’s like a poison. You have to learn to let go of those bad feelings and move forward."

Continuing, the singer explained that these experiences shape our worldview, “but really the only way to truly evolve is to let the past be the past and move forward with an open heart.” 

"If you let your demons haunt you, they will haunt you forever. Learn from your mistakes but don’t dwell on them, and if you feel like someone has wronged you, let that be their problem ― not yours," she added.

Explaining how she wrote the song with her mom, Kesha said that they initially struggled getting it right. It wasn’t until she met up with a friend, who she describes as “a magical beam of light,” and was inspired by her story that it all fell into place.

“My mom is always telling me how you have to learn to accept that you can’t try to control everything. When you realize that you are not the one in control and you stop holding onto regrets ― it’s liberating,” she wrote. “Your past only has as much effect on your future as you want it to. It’s about embracing your past, but not letting it define you.”

Kesha finished her essay by sharing this pearl of wisdom.

“This idea of learning to let the negative things go has been extremely helpful for me over the last few years, and I hope it resonates with others.” 

Kesha releases her third album Rainbow on August 11th.

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