Haven’t we all encountered someone who just can’t seem to get things? The person who holds a grudge against everyone else for the rest of their lives? That is the individual who is continually gnashing their teeth to have their way?
For thousands of years, humans have been involved in a spiteful and dominating way of existence, with harsh methods of treating one another. When will it end? When are we going to alter it? It may seems straightforward, but it is easier said than done.
It Takes Time To Let Go.
Letting go is a process, not an event.
It is not a mental switch that you can pull or turn off. Some individuals believe that letting go is a type of surrender. That is not the case. It is more of a surrender of control in order to quit pushing the world to be the way you want it to be. The less you force the world to do things your way, the more open you are to all the world has to give.
It feels better to let go.
Letting go indicates you’re ready to take on the world. Letting go is a noble act.
It comes from a nicer place, a greater respect for yourself and others. It comes from a place of respect for the difficulties that life throws at all of us.
Life has always been and will always be brief and flawed. That is true for me, you, and the rest of the world’s 7 billion people. It is true for all kinds of life. We seem to be the only living form on the planet that stomps about attempting to make someone pay for the arrangement. Unfortunately, the individual or individuals we are attempting to collect from have no more influence over the arrangement than you or I have.
So how can someone else provide us security if they don’t have it or can’t obtain it? How can someone promise us immortality if they don’t have it, won’t have it, and will never achieve it? Why do we continue to believe that our situation differs from that of others? Why, after all, do we insist on it?
We all want to live a happy and secure life, and that is good, but we cannot do it at the cost of others. That is the essence of the issue. We can only find happiness and security by making the most of our circumstances and becoming a part of the continuing construction of life. We can’t get there by gnashing everyone else’s teeth in order to create a comfy arrangement that only works for us. There is no need to grit our teeth if we put the well-being of the rest of the world on our agenda.