Meditation quotes on ~Letting Go~
“Meditation only becomes real, powerful, authentic, and liberating when it is a practice of
letting everything go. Otherwise it is reduced to little more than a psycho-spiritual relaxation
technique. It may make you feel better, but it won't set you free. Feeling better and being free
don't necessarily mean the same thing. Feeling better is relative; being free is not. Ultimately,
spiritual freedom depends on how profound is your ability to let go of everything—and not just
once, but over and over again. If you understand what it means to let go of everything, you know
everything you need to know about meditation. Then your meditation is real. It's the posture of
freedom, the posture of enlightenment. It's a profound existential stand you are taking in
relationship to life and death; a spiritual position you are assuming in relationship to eternity.”
Relaxation and calmness are the beginning of what meditation can
Underneath is a True Realm of connected-ness to God/Source
and you can tap into an experience of surrender and letting go which
goes beyond even the most truthful teachings you like to read and
few people are seriously asking God,
"What do I need to do in my life so that
I can speed up the momentum so that I can break free? What do I need to do?
Just tell me because I'm going to do it."
within with that intention,
"Dear God, please, show me
the way. What do I need to do? What areas of my consciousness do I need to wake
up? What areas of my life do I need to change? Where is it that I am attached?
In what areas is there attachment binding me? Please show me."
And the fact of the matter is you
already know. You just don't want to look.
Let Go and let God
As children bring their broken toys
With tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God,
Because He was my friend.
But then instead of leaving Him
In peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help,
With ways that were my own.
At last, I snatched them back and cried,
“How can you be so slow?”
“My child”...He said,
“What could I do?
You never did let go.”
“When we pray we have to have our focus on God...not on
the problem or difficulties.”
There is a story regarding the Buddha which recounts how he once gave teaching to a famous
sitar player who wanted to study meditation. The musician asked, "Should I control my mind
or should I completely let go?" The Buddha answered, "Since you are a great musician, tell
me how you would tune the strings of your instrument." The musician said, "I would make
them not too tight and not too loose." "Likewise," said the Buddha, "in your meditation
practice you should not impose anything too forcefully on your mind, nor should you let it
wander." That is the teaching of letting the mind be in a very open way, of feeling the flow of
energy without trying to subdue it and without letting it get out of control, of going with the
energy pattern of mind. This is meditation practice.