There are seven attitudinal foundations of mindfulness described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as the “major pillars of mindfulness practice”.
The fifth foundation is Letting go and Letting be.
LETTING GO AND LETTING BE:
We can cultivate Not-Clinging, Not-Holding, Not-Forcing or Pushing away.
Rather we can let go and let things be.
With practicing & observing breathing at end of each breath we let go so that next breath can come in.
We create room for next breath by not holding on to the last breath.
“Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish, but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow in life.”
on Letting Go & Letting Be:
REFLECT: As you settle in a formal meditation or sit and find time to reflect, just focus on Breathing. Notice the air going in and out.
Let go as each breath leaves the body.
Notice if you are holding to anything, If so Let be!
Remind yourself to make room so next breath can come in.
INTEGRATE: Any time you feel overwhelmed or Anxious, Remember to Breathe and Let go.