from Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge by Vernon Howard
The need to ‘let go’ is so fundamental to the inner adventure you should remind yourself of it often. Just realize the necessity of abandoning whatever does no good, such as painful memories. Who would refuse to do that? It is a startling thought, but can you imagine anyone refusing to drop the useless and the burdensome? Man refuses. We know why. His peculiar logic takes the useless as a necessary item for survival. He rarely asks, ‘But what kind of survival is it?’ He just sits and suffers from his peculiar logic.
An athlete wishing to win the game must qualify himself by abandoning activities which interfere with his performance on the field. Qualify yourself for self-conquest by letting go of whatever you sense must be dropped, perhaps resistance to a guiding fact.