I really love the principle of caring in "a flexible and wise way." That keeps our approach both responsible and normal.
Once we see that everything is impermanent and ungraspable and that we create a huge amount of suffering if we are attached to things staying the same, we realize that relaxing and letting go is a wiser way to live. Letting go does not mean not caring about things. It means caring about them in a flexible and wise way.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
We talked about what "letting go" means in the ongoing classes this week and most people really felt the following quotation was helpful: