“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” (The Buddha)
In life, it is common to be plagued by issues of doubt, uncertainty, and fear, as we learn ways to navigate the torrent waters of Self Understanding. In this quote, the Buddha offers sacred wisdom regarding the need to let go of the emotional restraints fear leaves on the soul, charging us to find freedom in the simple act of letting go.
In the cyclical nature of dependency comes full circle as we exit the tomb of the womb, learn interdependence first on others, then ourself, and then on others as we take part in the sacred life journey. The journey culminates in the act of letting go, and again returning to the Womb of the Tomb. It is in the act of letting go of our interdependence that we find peace to carry on in the sacred journey life affords us. Joseph Campbell once said:
“Full circle from the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb we come, an ambiguous, enigmatical incursion into a world of solid matter that is soon to melt from us like the substance of a dream.”
While fear accompanies the act of letting go, to undertake this daunting task, we find ourselves in uncharted territories, learning new ways to live freely from the burden of past traumas, present stresses, and future anxieties. The simple act of letting go allows us a new perspective by which we can successfully plan and realize our true potential. To fellow dreamers, life travelers, and spiritual seekers, the PsychoLegalBabble Blog is designed to explore areas of philosophy, comparative religion, psychology, law, and ways these fields inter relate. I look forward to blogging with you.
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