“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” -- Thomas Merton
Letting go...of our thoughts, our projections and what others have told us, is beyond our comprehension. In fact, it's diametrically opposed to the paradigm that insists we can somehow control every aspect of our lives.
As someone who continues to grapple with our stereotypical lives, it's only now that I understand the true power of detachment (not in an egoic sense).
In case you've not worked it out, happiness doesn't depend on what lies out there (which is never under your control) but the internal dynamic.
Look within, deeply.
Don't get hooked on labels like spirituality. Ask, what's really going on.
Watch. Observe. And try not to enter the mind play.