“ WHEN I FIND MYSELF IN TIMES OF TROUBLE MOTHER MARY COMES TO ME , SPEAKING WORDS OF WISDOM , LET IT BE .”
– PAUL MCCARTNEY
You may often hear the phrase , “ Just let it go ,” when faced with a challenging person or situation . However , the phrases , let it go and let it be do not evoke the same energy or results . As soon as you need to let go of a person or situation , you have already gone down the rabbit hole of emotional reaction . To return to a state of equanimity or non-attachment , you must now detach or release your reaction that was triggered by that person or situation . By letting it be , however , you remain in continuous state of non-reaction and non-attachment as you go about your life .
As a spiritual practice , letting it be , keeps me in a space of grace as I move through my daily life . It reminds me to simply notice what ’ s happening without judging or trying to control it . I repeat the mantra , “ let it be ,” when I find myself trying to control people or circumstances that are out of my control . One of the ways I know when I ’ m feeling out of control is when I observe myself micromanaging everyone and everything . This shows me that it ’ s time to pause , open my heart , and be present with what is happening in that moment .
Adopting the practice of letting it be brings you into present awareness . In this highly aware state , you can view life from a soul perspective . Like a periscope in a submarine , you can lift your gaze out of the shadowy aspects of human consciousness you can ’ t control and obtain a more elevated , spiritual perspective . It reminds you that you are , first and foremost , a spiritual being navigating the sea of human processes and so is everyone else .
The practice of letting it be also assists you in compassionately detaching from any expected result . Having expectations of yourself , others , or a situation leads to disappointment . Even though your expectations may be positive , you nevertheless impede the flow of energy by focusing on a specific outcome instead of trusting you will receive exactly what is in alignment with your soul ’ s path . When you have expectations of yourself or others , you can miss out on the many possibilities awaiting you in co-creation with the universe .
Here are several ways to practice letting it be : 1 . Follow your heart and move through each day without trying to control everyone and everything . Your need to control tells you that it ’ s time to pause , open your heart , and check in with yourself . When you give way to your need to control , you give away your selfcontrol . Focus on yourself instead of trying to micromanage others . You may not be able to control others ; but you can