Dear Abundance seekers and my dear friends,
Over the past 25 weeks many of you have asked me questions on how to let go? Before you let go, you need to understand what is it that you have to let go and why?
Yoga says , “yoga chitta vritti nirodha” hence you have to let go of the fluctuations of the mind to attain samadhi. Now what are these fluctuations and how do they arise in the first place.
Do you need to let go of anything when you are happy? no, you want those circumstances to stay with you forever. But what about sufferings? You need to let go of them. Sufferings come from various sources.
- Parinama ie inferences from our sense organs
- Tapa ie suffering caused due to internal turmoil, natural disaster and external objects
- samskar ie disturbances due to memory stored in the mind
- gunna – vritti ie the modification of the trigunas in the mind.
Broadly speaking, sufferings come from body, mind and thoughts. From people , objects and emotions. Letting go in this sense is releasing all doubt, worry, and fear about a situation, person or outcome. It’s releasing anything that disrupts your happiness and no longer serves you on your journey. Letting go is a choice to decide that you will no longer ruminate on things that are out of your control, and focus on what you can control, instead. Letting go creates space for fresh beginnings: stripping you of what happened yesterday, and enabling the doors of brand new opportunities to open today.
Letting go is about accepting what is happening right now and not worrying about what will come up tomorrow.
Emotional sufferings are the worst and can cause serious mental imbalances if not released in time. Anger is by far the most common and hence discussed here. You may replace it with anxiety, fear, jealousy or disturbance of your choice and follow the same guidelines to release it.
Now that you have unburdened the emotional load, you need to do the same with your past. Past memories and experiences are hinderances on the path of yoga and happiness.
Things or material objects will and will only cause suffering. Because once you possess it the thought of losing or fear and anxiety on it going away lingers too. As we have already seen in week 23 in our discussion on the henodic cycle we now know how to get over them.
People can also be a source of suffering and discomfort. Once you start looking inward for solutions, answers and help you will stop depending on people.
The key to happiness is detachment through meditation. I cannot express it in words, all I want is you to experience it and let me know how it made you feel in the comments below. for the meditation video please follow here and go to week 26. I encourage you to explore and revisit the previous weeks at your convenient time and make notes. lets meditate.
So how are you feeling now? light, happy, calm ? Notice the change in your breathing pattern , how it has slowed. Notice how it has a lightening effect on your body, mind and heart. Look at yourself in the mirror and SMILE.
Happiness and sunshine 🙂