This is such a simple statement. I almost wanted to dismiss it because "Let it Be" couldn't possibly be as profound as we thought it was when we first heard the Beatles sing it. But like a lot of clichés, the truth is there for the mining.
Many of us are experiencing the loosening that comes with the "second half" of life. We realize that there's a lot more unlearning than learning going on and that we are being invited to hold everything with open hands. But when it comes right down to it things don't really change very much and certainly not very quickly. As a consequence we find ourselves letting go of the same things over and over again.
This is why there's no letting go without letting be. It's only when we can allow reality to be the disappointing and incomprehensible mess that it is that we can begin to let go. The good news–and I really believe this is THE good news–is that God is compassionately present and redemptively active in the mess. The more I embrace this wisdom the more I see God and willingly consent to what God is doing.