It is being suggested here that we have only one real choice in life:
To let go of fear and resistance and be taken by flow of life, or, to fight, screaming all way, as flow of life takes us anyway.
Life is. It moves.
The only way we can avoid that is to die - either to our awareness of ourselves (insanity), or physically (death).
To let go of fear and resistance is, of course, not easy, and there are many different approaches to life that attempt to help us with that.
The central confusion around this is exemplified by two views:
That we have no choice whatsoever – that life is pre-ordained Or, that almost all of life is choice – that we make good or bad choices depending on our level of self awareness or luck.
There is a “middle” way.
That we do have choice, but just one:
To recognise that we are going with flow of life no matter what, in same way that a twig in a stream is taken by water and that to fight water only brings pain and suffering – twig cannot of its own volition, go up-stream.
A wise person, seeing this, lets go and enjoys ride – multi-textured roller- coaster ride of life.
This takes an extraordinary willingness to see through and let go of (perceived) safety of our day-to-day views of life.
Our day-to-day life is a complex mix of trauma, fear, mistaken ideas about life, inherited beliefs, competing “truths” about life and unmet childhood needs.