What are you letting go of now, that no longer serves me, the yoga friend asked me.
Jokingly, I replied: “My child. He was irritating me, so I left him the grocery store.”But I had a serious point—that “letting go” is not about getting rid of difficulty. That’s New Age. It’s about letting go of attachment to unhealthy, selfish habitual patterns—including letting go of “toxic” situations that offend our ego.
Our enemies can be our greatest teachers, as they say in Buddhadharma. <3
Everyone in this Pinterest, Instagram culture shares inspiring “let it go” quotes, and while it is important to let go, we need to know when and how to avoid karmic littering.
“In Tibetan, authentic presence is wangthang, which literally means, ‘field of power.’ The cause or the virtue that brings about authentic presence is emptying out and letting go. You have to be without clinging.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
How to let go properly:
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