In Inquiry Method work we have often talked about and worked with letting go of the past and the liberation we experience when we learn how to do that.
We have also talked about and practiced freeing up our ego and how to lighten up on projecting and defending self-image.
We have also explored how to lose our drive and rediscover our flexibility and creativity.
I’ve been exploring a new frontier, letting go of the future. Once I discovered it in myself I was shocked because it now seems so obvious, none of my future attachments, fears, ambitions were here now and none of the ones I have had in the past ever materialized the way I anticipated them good or bad.
Your future can be as much a trap as the past; in fact many people are more future oriented than past oriented.
For example, lets say you were interested in starting a business or growing your business; you might get attached to the future success of that business or project the future failure of that business, or both at the same time. What does that do to your present expression and engagement, what does that do to your creativity and your objectivity…etc?
Try the same thing with meeting a new person and projecting the future of the relationship.
Take a look; what are your future attachments and how much do they take you out of the present? See if you can discover in yourself the capacity to let go of the future.
You might say that I need the attachment to the future to be able to operate, but think about how you may have thought that same way about holding onto the past until you learned the skill of letting go. Remember how dramatically that affected your life?