Blog: Letting Go - 2013-06-16
When I write of the idea of cultivating the skill of 'letting go', some Scientologists react as if I am from the planet Farsec (the alleged origin point of the universe for all psychs, reference: Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior). On the one hand this is surprising because it is precisely what one does when one experiences a spiritual 'release' in a Scientology session. On the other hand, the idea of employing and refining that capability in life is looked upon as blasphemous. It is in a way since so much in Scientology implants precisely the opposite idea in believers.
To help get the concept across I have many times recommended folk read and attempt to think with Tao Te Ching (my recommended translation, The Tao Te Ching, an English Translation by Stephen Mitchell). A number of people have written to or told me that they have done so, and find the idea of 'letting go' liberating and useful in their quests for self- actualization (equinimity attendant to becoming who one really is and attaining toward one's full potentialities). Still many want the 'tech' to it or an instruction manual of sorts.
I came across a good description of breaking 'letting go' down into a process on buddhanet. net. It is below for your perusal. I don't know who the author is and I don't even know what all is on buddhanet or who operates it. All that I know is that the following description of the process rings accurate in many ways and may communicate to, and be found to be useful by, some.