The only practice, or “non practice”, that may be helpful during the process of letting go is the practice of just sitting in a state of “no doing”. If you practice this for an hour everyday it will slowly, but surely, release all the “conflicting” energies in you and move you into alignment with life.
Just sit and let go of control
It’s really simple, all that you have do is to sit in a comfortable setting, in such a manner that your body is fully supported (may be on a comfortable couch or your bed), and just let go of your body, as if you are dead. I call it the state of Awake Sleep, because you let go into complete “non doing” like in sleep but you are also awake and conscious at the same time.
Remember these simple pointers when you are “sitting” in this place of non-doing
1. Don’t try to control your thoughts or emotions
2. Don’t try to observe your mind (if observing happens let it happen)
3. Don’t try to focus on anything, just let go of your attention, let it rest where it wants to
4. Don’t judge or analyze anything, just let be
5. Don’t try to attain something
6. Don’t try to figure out anything
7. Don’t try to stay aware. If you become lost in thoughts, let it be so
8. Don’t hold your body in any way. Relax all tension in your body in a total letting go, as if the body were dead
9. A lot of latent energies might well up, let them come and go, don’t fear them
This state of sitting in a “full let go” is a very powerful place to be. As you practice this “non practice” you will notice a lot of suppressed energies come up, and create sensations in your body. Don’t try to push them away, they are coming to the surface so that they leave your energy field. If you don’t suppress anything all the negative, or disharmonious, energies will start leaving your space of being. Don’t underestimate the power of this practice, it’s hugely transformative and healing.
Move more and more into effortlessness in your daily life
The whole idea of letting go is to come out of the mindset of “Effort” and move into the flow of life which always feels effortless. Action can be effortless, and only this kind of action is free of “fear” and lack. Effortful action always comes from a place of fear, control and holding on. As you start letting go more and more, you will find yourself taking effortless action as a norm.
Don’t feel guilty about being effortless. Don’t let your mind make you feel that you are doing something wrong. Remember that life creates effortlessly and all effort stems from the wrong vision of the mind. If you want to experience the true abundance of life, you will have to let go of your addiction to effort.
The mind will constantly try to get you to make effort, to make you move back into the old way of living. Just observe this tendency in the mind, but don’t be suckered in by it. Don’t let the mind fool you or blackmail you. Let go of the mind, let it make as much noise as it wants to, just don’t associate with it anymore. Be relaxed, be at ease, and trust completely in life. A tremendous power will take over your life when you become free of the personal will; this is the same power that created this universe – the power of life itself.