Letting go of past, future, present

 

The process of waking up, and embodying/living it, is a process of letting of of identification with (images of) past, future and present.

For a while, it may be quite abstract. But eventually, it is very real and gritty.

There is a need to let go of identification with the past. With my history defining who I am. There is a need to let go of everything I was.

There is a need to let go of identification with the future. With my visions of who I may be in the future. There is a need to let go of everything I hoped or expected to be.

And there is a need to let go of identifications with the present. With my images of who I am or wish to be. There is a need to let go of everything I take myself to be, or wish to be. All circumstances, roles, identities, life.

Sometimes, my current roles and circumstances stay the same and there is an inner wearing off of identifications with them.

And other times, it goes away in the world, requiring identification with them to eventually go as well. My past may go away as what I associate with my past goes away – people, memories, places, roles. My future may go away, as roads that seemed open close. My present may go away, as people, roles and circumstances go away.

It is experienced as a death process, because it is. It is the death of everything I ever took myself to be, in the past, future and present.

And sometimes, as the reality of this dawns, there is the sense that this is not what I signed up for.

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Initial outline…

  • waking up
    • the process of waking up, a process of letting go with identifications with (images of) past, future, present
      • identifications with/from past (defining who/what I am)
      • identifications with future (ideas of future roles, life, circumstances)
      • identifications with/in present (present circumstances, roles, life)

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