Life is about letting go and letting come.
When we get this right we are connecting and more present but if we get it wrong then we we become more disconnected and absent.
Another way of thinking about it is that we have to clear some things out of our lives to make room for new things
There are arguably four major areas of connection/disconnection, letting go and letting come, emptying and filling: others, our world, our worldview, and ourselves.*
Roz and Ben Zander contemplate giving way to passion when they write about barriers and participation – I’d add talents, dreams (hopes), and experiences to passion:
‘The first step is to notice where you are holding back and to let go. Release those barriers of self that keep you separate and in control, and let the vital energy of passion surge through you, connecting you to all beyond. The second step is to participate wholly. Allow yourself to shape the stream of passion into a new expression for the world.’**
The ultimate test for what we let go a=if and what we allow to come will be love. Love connects and love is produced by connecting.
(*Theory U names three major disconnections: ecological, social, and spiritual-cultural.)
(**From Rosamund and Benjamin Zander’s The Art of Possibility.)