In my meditation this morning I heard, “Let go and know.” This phrase reminded me how we are taught to try to figure things out with our minds alone. Going over details again and again, trying to make sense of a situation, conversation, or rejection.
This culturally common approach to gaining understanding is limited by our preconceived notions. When we let go, we allow and make room for unexpected insights to flow to us, the idea we never thought of, the insight that could only come without fear, and a larger perspective then our attached view.
The other great advantage in letting go is the release of stress. Which is good for our body, our mind, and all the people in our environment.