“The absolute letting go is letting go of the one who is letting go. There’s nothing in enlightenment for the me.” Adyashanti in Emptiness Dancing
“Let go” is one of the most loosely tossed around phrases in the spiritual community. Let go of what? Perceived problems and worries? Material attachments? All imagined realities of the mind? The false identity of me? How can an illusion let go of itself? It doesn’t. It just gets seen through and falls away, evaporates like the puff of smoke that it is.
We think we are holding onto a life that is solid. But in truth, it’s about as solid as the dream your mind made up last night. At the time of the dream you were heavily invested in the storyline, no matter how ridiculous. But upon waking you see the truth and ephemeral nature of it.
The awakening is spontaneous and can’t be forced. There’s nothing you can do to make it happen, including any practice labeled “spiritual”. How could a dream wake itself up? It has to be seen as the illusion it is, which won’t happen by mind analysis or 108 sun salutations. I’m not saying don’t do those things. Just don’t expect enlightenment in return.
There is nothing to let go of in this dream. Breathe into the silence of what you really are. Trust there’s something else going on that can’t be explained but only feels like Love. And watch the letting go happen naturally.