"Let go of what is making you Suffer"
Defining Letting Go
Letting go is about overcoming our attachments whether it be towards an object, a person, an Idea, an emotion etc.
When we try to let go and we find ourselves unable to, it is then we discover that we have become attached. And when there is attachment there is bound to be Suffering. This article will explore the ways in which we can let go of our attachments.
Letting Go In Depth
Attachments here is defined in the negative sense – i.e. as any desires which one has that will promote Suffering / Unhappiness if one cannot fulfill it.
Attachments can happen at various levels of The Self.
At the Physical Level – one can become attached to money, sex, drinking, gambling, expensive cloths, rare artworks etc.
At the Emotional level, one can become attached to certain emotions – i.e. sensual pleasures or extreme states of the Mind.
At the Mental level, one can become attached to certain habits, to certain Ideas and so forth. I.e. Ideas about how certain cultures, genders, diet should be.
There are thus infinite things that we can become attached to. And it is importance to let go of our attachments because with attachment comes Suffering. See Catalyst - Attachment for more details.
Letting go is easier said than done.
Try letting go of your anger when it comes.
Try letting go of your judgement.
Try letting go of your impatience.
Try letting go of your relationships.
It is when we discover that we cannot let go that we realize just how much power our attachments have over us. Realize that when we have attachments we are never in control - our mind / habit patterns is simply controlling us.
Path Of Creator
Letting Go In Relation To The Path Of Creator
The Path begins first with the understanding of what attachment is and how it is created in the deeper consciousness.
At the deeper level, attachment is the state when we cannot let go of a Negative idea – A Negative Idea is one which promotes the Rejection of The Self.
For instance, the Negative Idea that “It is not ok to not have plenty of money” will create the need for more and more money. And if The Self does not have "enough money" then this is when the State Of Rejection will be experienced - the Suffering State of Mind.
As Attachment and Negative Ideas go hand in hand to create Suffering Experiences, the Journey is about releasing Negative Ideas we have towards The Self and transforming it, and this is in turn will allow us to let go off our attachments in a natural way.
Through the journey one will realize that the Negative Ideas are transformed through developing Two-Way acceptance towards oneself and towards the other Self. Through the journey one will also realize that one's inability to let go is because of one's lack of love towards oneself and others for who they are.
Along the way one will also realize that every time one lets go of a negative experience, one is not only creating love towards oneself but also towards the other Self. For instance, through the letting go of anger, one is not only in the act of loving oneself by releasing oneself from one’s own sufferings, but also one is in the act of loving the other person for who he/she is.
It will also be a forward-moving journey. Through letting go, one will accumulate wisdom to move forward through painful experiences. One will learn that no matter how tightly one holds onto a hurtful experience that has happened before it will not change it. The only thing that can be transformed is the State of Mind.
And through the repetitious accumulation of this wisdom / experience, one will eventually be able to gain clarity and the power to let go of their attachments towards their past experiences, cravings and aversions.
Right And Wrong
There are some of us who has the a strong desire to help and love people.
But realize that we will only ever be able to love as far as we can see.
So when we look back at the ways in which we have “loved” and “behaved” in the past, we will always find ourselves in judgement of our Past Self – for being stupid and foolish and for not having loved properly etc.
Realize that when we do this we are simply judging ourselves. And when we find ourselves incapable of pulling ourselves away *letting go* of our self-judgement, it is a sign that there are attachments within the consciousness that needs to be addressed.
To help facilitate the release of this whatever attachment one has towards the Past Self, simply realize that time in the linear sense will always pushes us in a forward motion, thus with ever moment we are in fact becoming more knowing of what love is and becoming ever more mature than we were before. Thus it is only natural that we are becoming wiser by the moment – always wiser than the Past Self.
Thus it is only natural that our Past Self is less wise, less refined in the Knowing of what love really is. So there is really no point in criticising the Past Self, because it is what it is.
The goal of this journey is to accept all Selves in all time.
I.e. to accept our Selves when it is in the Past, to accept our Present Selves, to accept whatever we may become. It is by Accepting The Self that we may create Ever-Lasting Happiness in our lives.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
Whenever you find yourself unable to let go of an event that has happened during the day or in the past realize that there is some form of attachment happening in the Deeper Mind.
If you know that you will experience Suffering if you lose a particular object simply realize that there is attachment.
In both situations simply ask yourself the question to develop deeper Knowing, “Why can’t I simply let go?”
The Creator's MeditationLink here
Whenever one finds oneself fixated on a particular thought / sensation / emotion, simply let go by observing it as is without developing any craving / negativity towards it and simply focus on the body journey with a State of Stillness towards any negative or positive sensations. This is how we develop the power to simply let go.
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