The moment the symbol has done it's job we must let go of it.
We must be in the habit of engaging less and less with the symbol and more and more we should be engaging in the spontaneous act which is being pointed to.
Or to put another way the gap between symbolising and it's reality should be insignificantly small that they could be considered synchronous. There is no time to think about being because being is timeless and thinking is temporal. The only time is now in which we truly become.