What are the times when you feel most alive? What are the most vivid times when you're in touch with your authentic self?
Maybe one or more of the following rings true for you...
And what do all of the above have in common? Letting go!
The times when we feel most alive and most in touch with our humanness, are the times when we live fully and also when we let go -- let go of fears, let go of worries, let go of trying to be a certain way, let go of expectations and judgments of ourselves and of others' expectations and judgments of us (to be right, to be liked, to be perfect, to not screw up, to be beautiful, etc.), and let go of attachment to outcome.
When we let go, we can simply be... allowing our true selves to flow and shine.
I am reminded of the words by John Welwood in his poem Forget about Enlightenment:
You're already more and less
Than whatever you can know.
So living fully and letting go are two sides of the same coin.
When do you feel most alive?