The more you can let go / give up how you desire ‘things’ to be,
The more you can accept how ‘things’ are.
The more you can accept how ‘things’ are,
The more able you are to wait.
The more you’re able to wait,
The better chance you have to act wisely.
Holding on enhances (if not creates) the illusion of self.
Letting go and giving up diminishes this illusion of self.
The dimmer the illusion of self, the more an awareness of the ‘other’ becomes possible.
The more aware of ‘other’ you are, the less isolated in self you become.
The less isolated in self you are, the more connected to ALL you feel.
The big question is: how to let go of that to which you hold on? As you come to know (sense) that desire and holding on causes isolation and sorrow, the letting go follows naturally—it becomes the only option. It’s the depth of this sensing that makes letting go unavoidable.
It is not, therefore, a question of ‘choosing’ to let go. It all occurs on an emotional level, as does the desire and the clinging. Thus, it seems we are powerless, first in the holding on, and then in the letting go.