Most of us have heard of the ability to let go and its amazing effect on well-being. Most of us wonder, rightly so, how we can achieve this unattainable state. What is “letting go” all about?
We are challenged by uncertainty. We naturally wish with to have everything under our control, we give ourselves over to the task with more or less determination. This may seem reassuring, but hoping to control everything is an illusion. The first step in letting go is to accept that uncertainty is an integral and inherent part of life. It is also to accept that being afraid is normal and to give yourself the right to feel that emotion.
This may seem trivial to you, but letting go actually begins with letting go of the very desire to let go at all costs. As long as we stay in our thoughts, in our thinking and controlling brain, we will miss our goal. Because letting go, far from being a mental act, is much more of an experience. It allows us to experience something else entirely.