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Let Go

What in your life can you let go of?

Clinging to thoughts, ideas and material possessions that do not serve you will hold you back in life and make you suffer.

When you are attached to your way of thinking you are not open to new ideas and opportunities for learning and growth. In the same way if you hold on to your good or bad memories too tight you miss out on the beauty of the present moment and perhaps bring yourself unnecessary suffering.

While attachment to material possessions will take up your time and clutter your space. For some people material possessions can begin to make up their personal identity, which is a very scary concept when you stop to consider that everything material that you have today could be taken away from you tomorrow…

So whether it’s in your head or in your home can you let it go.

Sometimes you have to let go more than once but never be afraid to let go of the things you are attached to, because having space for new possibilities is what makes life exciting. And I truly believe that you should always have faith that something wonderful is about to happen.

Below is a beautiful poem about letting go which I think perfectly articulates how simple and liberating letting go of attachments can be.

She let go
By Rev. Safire Rose

Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of fear.

She let go of judgments.

She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice.

She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She just let go.
She let go of all the memories that held her back.

She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go.

She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.

She made no public announcement.

She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.

She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.

She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her.

And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.


Love and Blessings from Bail

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