I have another memory to share with you.
I was in Nepal, I had a massage booked for the afternoon. In the later morning, after struggling for some hours I came to the conclusion that I was incredibly ill, it felt like some kind of wild food poisoning you really want nothing to do with. So I went to this place where I was due for a massage, a small healing center under the Osho lineage and asked them if it's a good idea to proceed given I was becoming so sick. The masseuse said she'd make it a healing massage instead. Then a man walked out from another room, he'd overheard. He looked at me, I was white and shaking and all sorts of a mess. He said "just let it be, let the sickness be there". These words are some of the most profound words I've had spoken to me. He was so direct and said nothing else.
That stuck with me ever since. Let it be. For I could not change how ill I was. There wasn't a thing in the world I could do but my resistance to the situation was strong. I went back to my room and laid down. I embraced the 'let it be'. I didn't become less sick, not at all. But I became very peaceful. I was able to observe what it felt like to be sick instead of feeling the sickness consume me. I was able to resume to my normal state of mind and dismiss the illusion that I was suffering, yes my body was in turmoil but my mind, myself was not.
So I've taken those words and every day I can apply it to an array of things that typically would have let me feel all sorts of emotions, particularly those that make you anxious, impatient, jealous and so on. Let it be, if you're late or getting rained on or feeling hungry or depression is settling in or whatever emotions or experience you're going through. Let it be there and observe what it's doing to you and how you're reacting.
This man may not know how impactful his words were to me but from that day my life changed and in a black and white sense, operating this human experience became a hell of a lot easier.
Be calm, seek the truth and simply let it be ✨