Here is the short story of the answer to this question. My most profound awakening came about ten years ago after the sudden death of my beloved, long-term partner. Between the disease which quickly, ravished him, and the drama taking place around him with his family, I started to have panic attacks. It was a time of confusing happenings, and my emotions and PTSD from the previous stress in my life were out of control. How could he leave me alone in this crappy world? What was I going to do without him?
The only thing I could do was to let go of everything. I deeply surrendered everything, all my attachments, both mentally and physically. I also let go of seventy percent of my belongings and moved away to where I wouldn’t be continuously reminded of our relationship and the pain of losing him and what I went through. Moving away also meant I wouldn’t have interaction anymore with his toxic family.
Not long after my move, I could see the effect my deep surrender had on my consciousness. A whole new level of perceiving reality opened for me. Since then, I have continued the practice surrendering and letting go of any mental and physical attachments when they arise. And because of this, my life continues to be transformed.
This life is a school, and hardships are purposefully designed for us to go through, and then we must rise above the difficulty and shine like the light which we are. This is how we the human, provide growth to our higher self and soul. I am sure the hardships I shared, also helped me to burn away old karma, which kept my soul bound to Earth. If we can trust that there is deeper reasoning for the difficulties we experience on our path, it will help with letting go of the pain of attachment.
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