The Freedom of Letting Go: An Abstract Journey

"Letting Go"

Some have said there is freedom in “letting go,” but what does that really mean? You may “let go” of exercise, anger, doubt, bitterness, religion, high-calorie foods, alcohol, emotions, thought, compassion, empathy, curiosity and hurt… and the opposite of these terms too; the list could go on and on, just add in a word of your own.

What is the freedom of “letting go” and why is very liberating to do so?

  • Could the meaning of “letting go” be a paradox, whether we realize it or not?
  • Does it stem from within ourselves of what we think it is, what we need or want to” let go” of, or what others think?
  • Is it a necessity to “let go” of all, in part, the opposite, a balance or a mixture?
  • Do we “let go” of what we want, or don’t want, or what we need, or don’t need?
  • Is there a formula for “letting go”?

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Examples:


1.If only we could all “let go,” we would all experience being fully liberated.” (This text encompasses the idea, or hypothesis.)


2. (If I “let go” of every second word in the above idea we would get this.) “If we all “go,”would experience fully.”


3. (Now if I “let go” of every second word from the second word in the above idea we would get this.) “Only could “let,” we all being liberated.”


4. Now, if I “let go” of all text, this is what I get………….nothing, void, null.


  • If I let go of 1., and embrace both 2. and 3. What do I get? Is it 1.?
  • If I “let go” of 1., I could believe either 2.,3., both, or 4.
  • If I “let go” of 1., 2., and 3., I could believe 4. (void).


The Sense of "It".

Interestingly enough, all these sentences do make sense, no sense, or a mixture of both in some way, or not at all.

For instance, when one becomes an “atheist,” one will “let go” of a certain belief, religion, faith, reality, or notion they may have had at one time, such as, there is a God, or a deity. They find this new belief, or non-belief liberating. The question is, what does the atheist “let go” of to attain this reality?

Furthermore, when one becomes a “Christian,” what in essence do they “let go” of to achieve their reality as well. Did they also, “let go” of a certain belief, religion, faith, reality, or notion they once had, or vice versa?

If we “let go” of “evil” and believe it does not exist, then it would be void of understanding.

If we “let go” of “good” and believe it does not exist, then it would be void of understanding.

If we “let go” of “evil” for the opposite, then it would be “good.”

If we “let go” of “good” for the opposite; then it would be “evil.”

“Evil” and “good” may be all in one’s perspective reality, which may be a small, or large concept for some to comprehend, or not even a reality at all. It's all in the semantics.


"Let Go" of "Letting Go"


I will now choose to “let go” of my keyboard……


Now, I have chosen to “let go” of “letting go” of my keyboard. That is why there is a continuance of text some time after I did “let go.”


Finally, I will “let go” and maybe you will “let go” too, also if, or when you do “let go” you may want to "let go" of “letting go”. I may do the opposite by “letting go,” of “let go.” These will be our own two different realities, or same, if the realities do "exist," in part, or full.


The choice is yours whether to absolutely, relatively, and/or logically embrace the idea of “letting go” in terms of understanding our very own realities.

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” - Ecclesiastes 1:2

So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind. - Ecclesiastes 2:17

And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind. Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain. - Ecclesiastes 1:17-18

For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? - Ecclesiastes 6:12

I have seen everything during my lifetime of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness. - Ecclesiastes 7:15

Equifinality Obscured

I think “letting go,” in essence, brings about a certain freedom, which is the ultimate freedom of one to choose. What we choose to believe makes up the essence of who we are, and the way we think, which encompasses our reality. If we “let go” of all, we become void, or null, but if we “let go” for the opposite, then the negatives would become positives, and the positives would become negatives by our own relative definitions.


The Questions of "Letting Go"


  • Are we able to do otherwise?
  • Does "it" exist?
  • Do we represent, act and do "it" for a reason?
  • What is the cause of "it"?
  • Is "it" from an internal or external coercion, or both?
  • Is "it" a conscious deliberation of choice?
  • Is "it" an abstraction of psychological properties?
  • Is "it" from logic, knowledge, metaphysical, ontological, ethical, or spiritual?
  • Is "it" an esoteric opinion?


We can apply all, the opposite, mixtures, or the void.

We become the very things we fill our minds with. What we fill our minds with are the perceptions, decisions, cognitions, communications, interpretations, emotions and the semantics of our reality.

Our realities come from wrestling the internals and externals of our existence.

T(t)ruth with a big or little t, of "letting go," is found by those who sincerely and honestly seek after it.


The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. ~ Edward R. Murrow

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