Before Yoda, the ancient seers said it. It is mentioned in many sutras. When you let go, all you are letting go of is your fear of loss.
I know for most people, it is easier said than done. But having worked through my fears for years, in fact an entire lifetime, I realize all I have to do is allow fear to exist as is. All I need to do is step aside from the shadow of fear. My friend Thomas had this revelation, during Christmas on the Isla de Gomera, in Spain.
You may say, this is easy for you, not me. You may say this might be true for those who have studied and practiced it, not me. I say to this, it is easy for anyone who chooses to shed fear.
Whenever you feel fear of loss, take yourself to a place when you did not have what you do fear losing. See yourself in that moment in space when you did not have it. Hear what you hear and the feel everything that exists around you physically and emotionally. Own your thoughts from the time when you did not have what you fear losing now. How was it back then? Take a deep breath and know that you will be fine even after it is gone.
So, now that you know you were fine before you had it, know you that you will be fine even after you lose it. Once you own this feeling, ask yourself “where is the fear?” You will find it is hard to find.
When you disown your fear, you gift yourself with faith, with freedom.
Here’s to a fearless you. Go live and Be!