It seems wise to let go off things than to hold on. Interestingly, I find it’s not that hard.
May be I was prepared of this.
But I am not perfect. I have not attained the elusive detachment. I am still human, mortal. It is hard at times. I couldn’t help it. I even feel that I deserve it. I wonder how I could balance these thoughts and maintain my sanity.
However I am at the least a little more happier or if I dare say wiser in considering things I could let go off:
- I could let go off my ambitions – ambition to succeed, to contribute, to make an impact.
- I could let go off my wanting to feel liked, be popular — to seek attention, to be well-known, or to seek fame and pride
- I could let go off love, caring, and support from family or others. It is after-all not permanent. However, I will not turn my back on my family even if they do.
- I could let go off the fear of failure and of success, as well. I need to accept that it is just part of human misery – both victory and defeat. As Rudyard Kipling says, ‘… treat those impostors just the same.‘ Consider this world as a drama/ may – a play and I’m just to entertain the physical sphere and to move beyond to spiritual sphere.
- I could let go off my desire – wanting to earn more money, to cherish luxury and comfort. I would be wanting less, minimal – in fact I could make a fashion out of it to want less and live minimally.
- I could let go off my caring for physical pleasure – food and sex – eat less but quality food; avoid adulteration.
- Let go off information/ knowledge porn. Everything I need to know is within – in me – the wisdom, the gyaan. Not seek outside for motivation, but strive for inspiration within.
- Let go of branding and judging the world around – the world is like this or that. I have no issues or problems. It is going to be like this for ages. I’ll have to come to accept it for what it is.
- I’ll let go off striving for a perfect future – and come to accept the perfection of the present that is already here. Instead of saying ‘I want’, I am to say, “I am…’.
So there it is.
It is an ‘I could’ list not an ‘I have’ list. I am after-all a mere mortal.