Unpleasant things are inevitable.
My mind can make me cling to what I want or push away what I don’t want. I can get stuck by holding on to narrow views, or self-serving hopes and wishes, or resistance to physical pain, or denial of an ailment. Can I give up coercing, resisting, denying, rejecting, condemning, or struggling with the way things are?
Letting go refers to choosing to become transparent to the strong pull of my likes and dislikes, desires, and attachments. To be transparent requires that I allow fears and insecurities and body pains/aches/ailments to play themselves out in the field of full awareness. When I am unconsciously swept away by my thoughts, it can filter, color, bend, or shape my view: can I capture those sticky moments in my awareness?
Can I release myself with full acceptance into the stream of present moments as they are unfolding?
I let each breath go. With that, can I let go of my attachments, narrow views, self-serving hopes & wishes, my fears, and insecurities? Can I let them release and exhume in the spacious awareness of the present moment?
Letting is go is letting be. Allow things to unfold in their way. Stillness, insight, and wisdom arise when I can settle into being complete at this moment, without having to seek or hold on to or reject anything.
Quote from Eckhart Tolle:
To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly. Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no struggle or effort on your part, and you are free to enjoy and appreciate them – while they last. All those things, of course, will still pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone, there is no fear of loss anymore. Life flows with ease.