I have been interested in the psychology of “letting go” most of my life…I was introduced to it when as a young man I became familiar with Oriental Philosophy…and found it one of the most valuable skills I’ve learned in life…it is primarily concerned with the letting go of many of the unnecessary goals and expectations from our socially conditioned self … we are often unaware because of habit that we really don’t need many of the things and activities in which we spend much of our time…letting go of these habits can be a very liberating experience.

However when we find that we have a strong emotional dependency on an activity or relationship, it usually requires a more involved effort to free ourselves… the source of emotional dependency is usually embedded in our subconscious mind… Freedom from this problem needs a more intense desire to let go…. This message has to be heard by our subconscious mind over a period of time and if it is a sincere desire we will be granted our wish…..for those interested in more information, please refer to related page,”Surrender Psychology“.

The ultimate letting go is the seeing through the falsehood of our socially conditioned self… Instead there is an identity with our intuitive feelings as our primary guide while the socially conditioned self becomes a secondary identity.

As I started to picture the trees in the storm, the answer began to dawn on me. The trees in the storm don’t try to stand up straight and tall and erect. They allow themselves to bend and be blown with the wind. They understand the power of letting go. Those trees and those branches that try too hard to stand up strong and straight are the ones that break.~ Julia Butterfly Hill

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.~ Lao Tzu

Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.~ Anon

The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there’s gold in letting go of them.~John Seely Brown

Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.~ Karen Casey

There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.~ Author Unknown

6 Responses

  1. Thanks Walt…I posted the link to this blog~Sid

  2. BTW have you tried getsocial? works neat

  3. Hi sid,

  4. The Beatles had it right:

    When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
    speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
    And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
    speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

  5. Or the God we seek is our God within~Sid

  6. “we are that god we seek” – walt

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