The Art of Letting Go – 1

The Art of Letting Go - 1


In order to learn to be truly present, we must learn to be present with all of our experience, completely, unconditionally and without exception. We must learn to be completely aware of and with experience, without compulsively pursuing the impulse to ‘fix’ experience. In this way, we stop making a problem of experience in the first place. We stop seeing it as a problem to be fixed and instead allow it to do what it was already going to do, whether we wanted it to or not. It is the simple act of letting go of grasping after emptiness. The loosening of our grip over something that we could never really grasp in the first place. It’s the release from a fist to relaxed semi-open palm. This is where true calm, true relaxation and true freedom in our lives comes from.