You ever have one of those days that you just wish you could be left alone? That you didn't have so much you had to do? That you didn't have to be YOU?
Well, you can... without changing anything outside yourself... without changing anything you do.
"Impossible!" you say? No, but it won't necessarily be easy, or even understandable... at least until you try it.
The secret is in "Letting go."
So as not to get your mind going off in the wrong direction, let me start by saying what "Letting Go" is NOT:
You don't have to separate yourself from anyone or anything. Just because you go from birth to death on your own, doesn't mean you have to go it alone. You can share your life with many wonderful people; you can partake of many wonderful things; and still be free.
Leaving the people you care about just to be "free" will probably make things worse. Creating a void for you and everyone else is not "free" -- it's the other side of free, which is debt... and that's a bad thing.
Getting rid of the things you own can also be a bad idea. "Using possessions" and possessing things are completely different things entirely. Besides -- having a car means you can be "freer" on the weekends.
You don't have to lose your memory to be free either. If someone has wronged you in the past, you don't have to forget what they've done, nor give them permission to do it again...
Which brings us to what "Letting Go" is:
Coming to a deeper understanding that people are human; they sometimes make mistakes. Sometimes they lack the appropriate knowledge or consideration, so they strike out from their own ignorance or pain. YOU have the power to forgive.
Not just of others, but of yourself. You too are human and have your fair share of "oops." It is a deeper understanding that you play as important a role in the lives of others, as they have a role in yours.
Free From Expectations
This is the biggest one. As long as you don't expect anything, everything can be as it really is.
Non-attachment to people
Freedom to experience others, and to express yourself, with no strings attached. And the closer other people are to you, the less you should even think of strings.
Non-attachment to possessions
Again, experience the joy of using the things around you, but never being possessive of those things.
Once you no longer feel the need to possess objects or people, you can let go of expectations; you can live... just live.
Once you've got that, it's an amazing feeling to possess.
(Did I say "possess"??? Well, forget that too...)
Let go... live free... have it all.
|Still don't know how to let go?
See: How do I let go?