Let It Go

31 May

“Let it go.”

I feel like I’ve said it a million times to other people as well as to myself. So many people are suffering, and the harsh truth is that they’re clinging to their own misery. They’re clutching it close to their chest. They’re holding on to the burning coal that scorches their flesh and common sense says “DROP THE FUCKING THING!” but as Voltaire said, “Common sense is not so common.”

Everyone wants to know the secret to being happy. What do you have to do in order to have happiness? To be at peace. To control your feelings. Ready for a shock? You don’t have to DO anything! That’s the ultimate irony, the grand, sad joke on a society of busy-bodies who are scurrying around trying to figure out what task will grant them their wishes and make them feel fulfilled. There isn’t anything you have to DO. There are things you have to LET GO OF. There are SACRIFICES you have to make. There are things you have to CEASE in order to become aware of the the happiness that is already within you and has ALWAYS been there.

Let it go. Something didn’t pan out the way you planned? Let it go. I don’t mean bullshit yourself and put on a brave face. I mean honestly, genuinely let it go. Release the desire. Somebody died? Let them go. It’s YOU who is the problem. YOU and your attachment. They’re gone and they’re not going to change their mind on that. It’s YOU that needs to WAKE UP, be aware of what IS now and LET GO of what WAS yesterday. It’s a pity most people don’t dwell on such things. They’re afraid to sit in silence and think “deep thoughts” because they’ve been lead to believe by idiots, cowards and sheep that you have to be a psychologist or Dr. Phil in order to be allowed to venture into the deeper recesses of your own mind and soul. It’s unfortunate that most people take the easy, lazy path to healing and just WAIT for the days to pass and for time to numb the pain.

I am a WARRIOR. I don’t rely on ANYONE to ease my journey, and I don’t rely on ANYTHING either. And that includes time. My feelings are a result of my effort, my choice, my sweat and my sacrifice. The peace I feel when plans don’t pan out or when someone I hold dear passes away isn’t a result of the passage of time. It’s a result of awareness. Of mindfulness. Of gratitude and acceptance, regardless of my own personal, selfish, egoic desires. I step out of the line of waddling normals and have the audacity to proclaim, “My mind, my emotions.”

I choose what I’m passionate about, and I also choose what I let go of, and in this society, letting go is vital to living a healthy, productive, courageous life. Let it go. Let it ALL go. Reject the programming done to you that says you need THIS or THAT in order to be happy. You’re already happy. You’ve just bought into a lie that says happiness is conditional. What if I asked you, “How do you see?” There’s no answer for it, you just see. If something blocks your view, there’s nothing you can do to see again other than removing the blockage. Same goes for happiness. You’re happy, but you’ve blocked it with conditions. Remove the conditions and you’ll be happy for no reason. That’s TRUE happiness. “Happy for a reason” has a time limit on it, and comes with a harsh swinging pendulum.

Are you going to wait for perfect conditions to be happy? Or are you going to WAKE UP and realize that conditions come and conditions go, and allowing them to influence our emotions only makes us dependent. Stand apart. Control YOURSELF because it’s the one thing in this world you CAN actually control. Everything else is just there to be enjoyed and appreciated while it lasts, and then let go of when the end comes.

Let it go,
~Miro

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4 Responses to “Let It Go”

  1. Lolsy's Library May 31, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    It’s a great philosophy and I’m finding as I get older it’s becoming easier to let go of things. Sometimes easier said than done still though,lol

    • Miro May 31, 2015 at 9:41 am #

      One of the things I let go of years ago was the expression “easier said than done.” It’s a discourager and went in the vocabulary trash can right alongside “I don’t feel like it” and “I’m working on it,” replaced with “Try harder” and “I’ve done it.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. shfergu May 31, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    Thank you. Let go is my mantra.

    Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 12:45:58 +0000 To: suehferguson@msn.com

  3. Sue Dreamwalker June 26, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    I can and I will.. And I have.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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