Letting go does not need any technique, it just needs a willingness to let go of your personal will and the need to make “effort”. You have to become completely “effortless”, and totally relaxed, to be in a state of a complete surrender. If anything needs to be “really” done, life will move the body and get it done. Letting go is a total surrender of the need to make “effort” because life does not move through effort but through ease and harmony. Can you trust life so completely that you let go of all effort on your part and allow the natural expression to unfold?
The mind feels horrified at the idea of letting go completely
Can you sense the tremendous fear that arises in the mind at the very idea of letting go of all forms of “effort”? This fear is what keeps the personal will in place, this fear indicates the level of insecurity that the mind has with life. The mind does not trust life at all, and it believes that everything will come crashing down if it lets go of making “effort”.
When you let go of making effort, your reality will start changing. You will be moved away from all the old realities that were created through personal will (through struggle and effort). The mind becomes terrified when it sees the old reality crumbling and dissolving; this is the reason why you need some courage and complete trust in order to make this transition. It’s not something everyone is ready for. However, it’s something you have to go through if you want to come to the other side where you are free and in the flow.
Are you willing to let go of your old reality? Are you willing to let go of all the things that were created through struggle, which have no place in the natural expression of life? It may be your job, it may be your relationship, or some other attachment, which will dissolve if it was unnatural for you. The dissolution is needed so a new structure can come in place, a new reality which is in harmony with life, which is full of abundance, joy, love and peace. To experience the new reality you have to let go of the old reality.
Don’t be afraid of losing your old reality
The only things that will be removed from your presence would be things that were creating suffering in your life; things that were limiting your full potential of expression. So if your job was a source of limitation, you will see that you will be moved away from this job. If you present relationship is a source of suffering, you will be moved away from this relationship. These changes will start happening at a rapid pace as you start letting go more and more.
Very few teachers ever talk about this transition, and so people who start letting go feel shocked sometimes at the changes that start happening in their reality. The mind can interpret the crumbling away of the old reality in a very negative manner. But what’s happening is a very positive process, only the things that were unnatural to you are removed from your presence. Are you really so attached to things that create suffering for you that you are afraid of letting them go?
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