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Letting Go Whatever you fight you strengthen, and what you resist, persists. ~Eckhart Tolle Suffering is exclusively the result of attachment or resistance, it is a sign of lacking readiness to go on, to flow with life. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life itself reveals again and again the opposite: that letting go is the path to real freedom. ~Sogyal Rinpoche The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. for whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the chord can be broken, the bird cannot fly. ~St. John of the Cross To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each new one. ~Jack Kornfield But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be. ~Alan Watts We believe that it is difficult to let go, but in truth, it is much more difficult and painful to hold and protect. Reflect upon anything in your life that you grasp hold of–an opinion, a historical resentment, an ambition, or an unfulfilled fantasy. Sense the tightness, fear, and defensiveness that surrounds the grasping. It is a painful, anxious experience of unhappiness. We do not let go in order to make ourselves impoverished or bereft. We let go in order to discover happiness and peace. ~Christina Feldman The truth is you can’t try to let go. Trying is the opposite of letting go. To let go is to relinquish trying. To let go is much more like to let be. ~Adyashanti How do you let go of attachment to things? Don’t even try. It’s impossible. Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them. ~Eckhart Tolle Every breath is an opportunity to receive and let go. I receive love and I let go of pain. ~Brenda McIntyre Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger, regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue. Let go of the need for approval. Let go of old judgments and opinions. Die to all that, and fly free. Soar in the freedom of desirelessness. Let go. Let Be. See through everything and be free, complete, luminous, at home–at ease. ~ Lama Surya Das After all our futile efforts to transform our ordinary minds into idealized, spiritual minds, we discover the fundamental paradox of practice is that leaving everything alone is itself what is ultimately transformative. ~Barry Magid True Meditation is the space in which everything gets revealed, everything gets seen, everything gets experienced. And as such, it lets go of itself. We don’t even let go. It lets go of itself. ~Adyashanti In the simple, direct experience of what is, you have an ongoing opportunity to awaken out of the trance the mind perpetuates to the radiant fullness and completeness of being. Just keep letting go and surrendering to what is. ~Stephan Bodian Unknowingly, you are constantly carrying expectations, hopes and desires of what should happen to you, what you would like to experience and what you would like life to give you. In those moments, when you are letting go of all these different expectations, these are the moments of grace when you are having a glimpse of wholeness, of a silent heart.~Thyoar So much of our discontent and our dissatisfaction comes from our unwillingness to let go of trying to control things and trying to cause just the results that we think should occur. ~Tom Walsh In my life nothing goes wrong. When things seem to not meet my expectations, I let go of how things should be. It’s a matter of not having any attachment to any fixed outcome. ~Deepak Chopra There is nothing scary about life, if you are not attached to results. ~Neale Donald Walsch When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. Have you ever struggled to find work or love, only to find them after you have given up? This is the paradox of letting go. Let go, in order to achieve. ~Mary Manin Morrissey Let-go means no competition, no struggle, no fight… just relaxing with existence, wherever it leads. Not trying to control your future, not trying to control consequences, but allowing them to happen… not even thinking about them. Let-go is in the present; consequences are tomorrow, and let-go is such a delightful experience, a total relaxation, a deep synchronicity with existence. ~Osho Leave your existence to existence, stop caring for yourself so much and let the universe care for you; it is the best mother. There has to be some trust, not just belief, because trust is intimate… something lets go to this invitation to stop holding yourself and lets go to existence instead. The very letting go will be observed in your presence. ~Mooji Give up yourself to others. Give up yourself to life. Give up struggling to make sense of it all. Simply, give up. ~T’ao-shan The greatest step towards a life of happiness and simplicity is to let go. Trust in the power that is already taking care of you spontaneously without effort. Let us rise and be thankful. ~Mooji Stop trying to control. Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself. ~Lao Tzu When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~Lao Tzu As long as I am this or that, I am not all things. ~Meister Eckhart It’s very hard to grow, because it’s difficult to let go of the models of ourselves in which we’ve invested so heavily. ~Ram Dass Healing may not be so much about getting better as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs–and becoming who you are. ~Rachel Naomi Remen People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Let yourself be made new by your willingness to drop everything you know, and float in the Unknown sea of the Heart. ~Jeannie Zandi Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. ~C. S. Lewis It is attachment to the condition that allows its presence. ~Shaun de Warren Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? ~Leo Buscaglia What we cling to is what gives us pain. ~Adyashanti Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You’ll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that Existence wants your life to become a festival. ~Osho Letting go doesn’t mean we don’t care. Letting go doesn’t mean we shut down. Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave. It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment. It means we stop trying to do the impossible–controlling that which we cannot–and instead, focus on what is possible–which usually means taking care of ourselves. And we do this in gentleness, kindness, and love, as much as possible. ~Melody Beattie There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life. ~unknown Every time you let go of something limiting, you create space for something better. ~Stephen C. Paul We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell Once we see that everything is impermanent and ungraspable and that we create a huge amount of suffering if we are attached to things staying the same, we realize that relaxing and letting go is a wiser way to live. Letting go does not mean not caring about things. It means caring about them in a flexible and wise way. ~Jack Kornfeld Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away. ~Aitken Roshi The clouds above us come together and disperse; The breeze in the courtyard departs and returns. Life is like that, so why not relax? Who can keep us from celebrating? ~Lu-Yu You have to sit with your life and feel how you hold it, and be willing for the release to happen. It will happen spontaneously, because it’s already so. ~Reb Anderson To hold you must first open your hand, and let go. ~Lao Tzu You only lose what you cling to. ~Buddha The tighter you squeeze, the less you have. ~Zen saying Happiness always look small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. ~Maxim Gorky Let everything sit in the open palm of your hand and allow things to come and go as they please. In doing so, you remain forever free to be you. ~Andy Baggott The journey to enlightenment involves shedding, not collecting. It’s a continual process of opening and surrender, like taking off layer after layer of clothes, until we’re completely naked with nothing to hide. But we can’t just pretend, making a big display of disrobing, then putting everything back on when no one’s looking. Our surrender has to be genuine. ~Pema Chodron Sometimes, somewhere you take something to be the truth. But if you cling it too strong, then even when the truth comes in person and knocks on your door, you will not open it. ~Buddha Attachment to views is the greatest impediment to the spiritual path. ~Thich Nhat Hanh The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there’s gold in letting go of them. ~John Seely Brown Continue on your journey to release all that binds you until you become all that you truly are. ~The Violet Flame The unknown, our own true nature, has the capacity to wake itself up when you start to fall in love with letting go of all the mental structures you hold onto. Contemplate this: there is no such thing as a true belief. ~Adyashanti The spiritual path is about what we give up, not what we get. We seem to always want to get something—spiritual insights or experiences—as a kind of commodity. We sign up for a retreat and expect that we’ll have this or that wonderful experience or this or that special teaching. But don’t these wisdom traditions teach us that, in essence, there’s nothing to get? We need to give up what obscures the abiding wisdom and the abiding reality—the wisdom and reality that is already here. ~Tim Olmsted Give up all and you gain all. Then life becomes what it was meant to be: pure radiation from an inexhaustible source. In that light the world appears dimly like a dream. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj In a very simplistic way, the difference between those people that have had deep and profound spiritual awakenings to their nature and those who are actually liberated and free is this very simple matter: those who are liberated and free have totally and absolutely let go of control. This is true because, if you let go of control, you cannot help but be liberated and free. It’s like jumping off a building. You can’t help but go down; gravity pulls you that way. If you totally let go of control, you end up in complete self-realization. ~Adyashanti When you let go of trying to get more of what you don’t really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. ~Lynne Twist If you are falling, dive. ~Joseph Campbell As I started to picture the trees in the storm, the answer began to dawn on me. The trees in the storm don’t try to stand up straight and tall and erect. They allow themselves to bend and be blown with the wind. They understand the power of letting go. Those trees and those branches that try too hard to stand up strong and straight are the ones that break. ~Julia Butterfly Hill No man is free until he is free at the center. When he lets go there, he is free indeed. ~E. Stanley Jones People who have let go of themselves are so pure that the world cannot harm them. ~Meister Eckhart