It’s not just about letting go of the Ego or the sense of self, but about letting go of all “effort”. Letting go involves moving into a state of a total ease and flow, where you are moved by the force life itself, which does not feel like effort but a joyous action. When you let go enough, you will notice that there is no energy in you to do anything that requires “hard work” or struggle. You will be moved by the flow of life, synchronicities will happens in your life, you will meet just the right people at the right time, things will always seem to work for you without any effort on your part – this is what it feels like to be in the flow, in a total surrender to life.
Letting go does not make you “inactive”
To the mind it may seem as if letting go is a “lazy” man’s idea of living. Actually the opposite is the truth. When you let go into the flow of life, you will notice yourself being inspired to take action that comes from a place of joy and enthusiasm. Anyone who has let go to the flow of life would attest that their life is full of activity but they don’t feel tired or strained by it, it’s like everything is happening is an easy flow.
Ramana Maharishi, Nisargatta Maharaj, Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti are some known people who “let go” to life, all of them very highly active in their life. Beyond them there countless other unknown people who let go to life to experience the freedom and abundance that unfolded as a result.
You need not necessarily become a famous personality when you let go, or may be you will, but that’s not the point of it. What really happens is that your natural expression starts unfolding. It may be your natural expression to be an entrepreneur, a writer, an artist or anything else. You can never know what expression will unfold when you let go completely, but you can be rest assured that it will be full of joy, peace and love.
My personal experience of letting go
As I started letting go of my personal will, it was tremendously challenging initially because the mind was in a state of fear. I persisted with staying in a place of ease, without giving in to the fears of the mind. Several changes took place in my life to the extent that my entire reality took a new form.
It took around a year for the old realities to crumble completely and a new structure to start developing in its place. All along during this transition life always took care of ensuring that everything happened in a manner that was tolerable to the body. The transition was highly challenging but I felt supported and guided at every point along the way.
I am presently at a place of total surrender where there’s no personal will active in me. There is an undercurrent of peace and joy in every waking moment as the play of form continues. Everything seems to happen with ease and in the right timing. Life feels like an adventure everyday and everything feels fresh in its expression. Any action that happens comes from a place of inspiration and joy, and it all feels guided and effortless.
It took close to an year for the force of personal will to ebb away completely. This is quite quick really, and it happened at this fast pace mostly because I stayed in a place of “let go” through the guidance of some teachers that had gone through this transition themselves. Some people may take years before they let go completely because they are uncertain about what is being asked of them.
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