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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Power of Letting Go

The Power of Letting Go

“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

Letting go is the natural surrender of the human mind to any involuntary reactivity aimed at removing anything that might threaten or undermine the ego-self. Letting go should be a natural instinct, and not a technique that one has to learn and master; it is simply a spontaneous human ability to give up all human attachments that create the unreal ego-self.

It is letting go, and not holding on, that makes us strong because it overcomes the fear of the unknown and the unpredictable. Let go of yesterday to live in today as if everything is a miracle; let go of the world to have the universe.

The Human Resistance to Letting Go

“When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there's usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you're going to get it. “ Esther Hicks

Letting go has to do with human feelings. Humans have a life-long struggle, often without much success, to overcome their inner fears and to escape from their projected negative expectations. As a result, it is a natural human instinct to react involuntarily to anything that might bring about any undesirable scenario or outcome.

How to overcome the human resistance to letting go?

Letting go involves human feelings, which come from human thoughts of the present and past experiences that originate from the processing of the human mind. Given that letting go has to do with human feelings, overcoming the human resistance to letting go begins with the human mind that is responsible for processing all human feelings and experiences.

Stephen Lau
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