When we let go, we can be bold—bold enough to be foolish, & laugh at ourselves. In the Buddhist tradition, outrageousness, not afraid to be a fool, confident enough to step boldly into space and just let go—is symbolized by a garuda. May be all be garuda.
Too esoteric? May we all be elderly!
Many spiritual communities or “isms” of any kind—men’s rights, feminism, veganism, macho-ism, rooting for a particular sports team, even—can result in a lack of humor about ourselves. It’s the surest sign that we’ve lost our way.
Letting go is hard. But when you’ve got years to live, who gives a shiite. Maybe we can all learn from these examples—ahead of time: