Just let go?
People often talk about “letting go” of difficult thoughts. And that is usually interpreted as somehow magically making them disappear. But wanting to do that simply gives the thought more power—it keeps coming back with more and more force.
Letting go really means letting go of holding on to fighting with a thought. Letting go of our desperate desire to make it go away. A better term is “letting be.” Realize that it is in the nature of our conditioned minds to generate these kinds of thoughts, and by letting them be we can begin to slowly free ourselves of the control they have over us. Or at least that is the idea. If you figure out how to consistently do that, let me know!
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