At death, all your acquisitions must be left behind.
All your possessions, that is.
Your body, your mind, your intellect,
Your feelings and opinions,
All material property and all
Roles that you have assumed must
Likewise be left behind.
If you know you’ll have to let them go,
Why create great pain for yourself by
Grasping them so tightly now?
Letting go is all that is needed.
Letting go is not only the process of
No longer grasping what used to seem important but also
The process of releasing what presently seems important.
In this manner,
You get out of your own way.
Wu Hsin - Being Conscious Presence
(via subcognition)