The expression, “Let Go” — or as my Mother taught me, “Let go, let God.” — does not mean you won’t have, get, go, do, achieve or anything else.  Rather to “let go” means that we make the conscious decision to stop clinging to the idea that we are in charge and need the object that we seek to acquire; or must resolve the situation that we feel we must manage; or control the person we want to  change; or get everyone to comply with our vision for the world; or make sure all are listening to everything we say because we believe it’s the only way; or basically doing all the above and anything else we think we need — JUST SO we can finally be happy.  

Just because we want to be the boss of things beyond our control does not mean that we hold any more impact over whatever we want to happen in the realm of what we cannot control. Though it might mean we’re real good at torturing ourselves with mental gymnastics!

And, actually, what is most interesting to me, is that once we let go, the likelihood of getting what we want will be just as good as it always was assuming we continue to put forth our best effort to get whatever it is, if it is truly “gettable.” 

BUT — and the truth always comes after the but — once we decide to choose to let go, we are really releasing ourselves from the suffering tied to thinking our lives will only be full if we get what we think we want.  

Hope those musings don’t require as many re-reads as they took me to make sure I was saying what I wanted to say and share!

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience A Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  More info in my bio & my website.