A common phrase that seems to be the constant conclusion to a more peaceful existence is: “Let Go.” If you are not resisting, which means you’re letting go and allowing, it’s said to be the reason why things are falling into place and working. On the contrary, if you are resisting and not letting go, it’s said to be the reason why you feel stuck and challenged. Letting go and allowing life to be what it is seems to always be the answer. Having the "it is what it is" approach appears to be a phrase to freedom.
If you are letting go and allowing life to happen and unfold around you, then you are not resisting life. This brings me back to a catchy phrase that was pounded into my head in grad school by Carl Jung, “Whatever you resist, persists.” In other words, when you don’t let something go and allow it to move through you, it sticks around and molds, creates residue and mildew within. Whatever you are not allowing to happen, will continue to haunt you.
In order to be free of noise, stress, issues, problems, worries, the list goes on, everything points toward letting go. Meaning, letting life ride out moment to moment without trying to be in the drivers seat controlling the circumstances. Letting go requires you to be open to the various ways that life can play out. Letting go means allowing others to act how they act, situations to unfold as they do, without believing that they need to be anything other than they are.
Let it ride. Take a break and let life show you for awhile. Enjoy the ride.
* The above image was taken by Renata Amazonas, a San Diego based photographer.