There are two kinds of “giving up” or “letting go”.
There is giving up attachments, and there is giving up because of difficulties and disappointments.
The person who has inner strength and openness does not “give up”—but gives up grasping and attachment, and consequently gains freedom and confidence.
Because he has no attachment to being a certain way, but simply follows the truth within his heart, no obstacle or disappointment can overcome him.
The person who gives up because cannot control his life or manage for himself does not fully give up; he maintains a certain determination to continue to follow his inclinations—he just gives in to whatever is happening.
Gesture of Balance