It is like being chained to your beliefs, opinions, burdens, etc. These do not allow your mind to expand in understanding. You think you are wise, but you are only deceiving yourself and enjoying your chains in underground mediocrity.
But to let go, to quit your self-righteous ways, is to rise, to ascend and break those chains. This is freedom. This is love. And this is rising. Because now your mind expands, and you are not fixed to any belief, opinion, habit; thus you can flow with life and adapt to all change. New information. New ideas. New opinions. This is rising.