SN 56.11 wrote:"And this, monks, is the noble truth of the cessation of stress: the remainderless fading & cessation, renunciation, relinquishment, release, & letting go of that very craving.
Mkoll wrote:SN 56.11 wrote:"And this, monks, is the noble truth of the cessation of stress: the remainderless fading & cessation, renunciation, relinquishment, release, & letting go of that very craving.
This shows that letting go is, at the very least, at the end of the Path.
Myotai wrote:My practice of late has been just about 'letting go'.
I have been using this as I discovered that I had a predisposition for grasping at method and technique rather than focussing on the practice itself.
Strangely my sessions have become much much deeper. By consistently sticking to letting go of any and all thoughts and sensations, I seem to be able to deepen the experience.
I am not aware of this as a specific practice and am needing a little reassurance that I am still practicing a legitimate path and not just wallowing in some sort of mental numbness - though I have to say it doesn't feel like that.
Thanks for your advice in advance - I rarely have time to have dialogues in here but I do appreciate your help.
Goofaholix wrote:You might find you slip into mental numbness when it get’s familiar and you stop putting energy into it, this is sometimes called spacing out.
Just keep monitoring the level of awareness and attentiveness, as long as it’s lucid and continuous then all you need is the letting go and that’s the practice.
It’s not important what object(s) you choose in meditation, what is important is maintaining the balance between energy/attentiveness and letting go.