Let It Be

Sisyphus:| There comes a point where you must let go, a time when you realize that you fight an unwinnable fight. There is no benefit in being Sisyphus, endlessly, tirelessly pushing the rock up the hill, when the hill or the powers that are, clearly want the rock at the bottom.

Let it rest there. That is where the gravity of the situation propels it. Let it go. Let it be. Move on to expend your energies elsewhere. When the powers that be ask why you no longer push that particular load, tell them you have left it where they want it. A warrior, a worker, a driver needs a team, and if the team is not behind you in the task, then the task is obviously not that important to them. It has no meaning. If they protest, saying that they really wanted that goal, show them where they repeatedly defeat its completion. Point out that the success of the charge does not rest on you alone. It takes the team, or it will not happen no matter how strongly you push.

For all the excitation over the exploits of the individual, if the individual fights for the good of a team that does not support them in the task, the task becomes unobtainable and unimportant. It becomes meaningless. There is no glory in winning a meaningless battle, even if you could.

In fact, you were deceived. You were told that it was a desired end, when in fact it is not. If it was, the team would work with you. Barriers would be cleared. Common effort would be generated. There is no honor in fighting a battle you have been placed in by deception.

There comes a time when you must let go. When the solo struggle asked for by others is constantly thwarted by them, it becomes degrading to you, and the task is no longer worthy of your efforts.

Let it go. Let it be.

About Sifu Keith Mosher

My new book, "Astro Boy, Sensei, and Me" is available now, as is my Sci-Fi joy ride, "On a Sphere's Edge". I have a Bachelor of Media Arts degree from USC. I have been an Audio Producer / Engineer, a Law Office Manager, and I am currently an Author and a Martial Arts Instructor.
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