Takuin has written a post on Letting Go – the difference between allowing what is – letting go of the controller, and the concept of letting go – making ‘what is’ wrong or not enough.
As he notes, the controller is very tricky, very subtle. But that aspect of making it wrong always gives it away. If the desire to change is there because it’s not good enough, this is a movement away from truth, away from what is. It is a looking to the future or past and a way to control it. Letting go is moving away from control into what is already present.
“…seeing the truth of what is present is stronger and more final than any fear that resides within thought.”