Monday, January 11, 2016



+ … and, when the time comes to let it go...let it go.
 -- Mary Oliver

+ As the Buddhist master Achaan Chah put it: If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom.

+ Letting go is worth considering.  You can let go of many things, many attitudes, many assumptions, many opinions, some even cherished.  Sooner or later, we have to let go of at least a little and maybe a lot.  Isn’t it better to have a sense of what is worth hanging on to and what is not?  I urge you to ponder and come up with a few unnecessary items in your life.  Every detachment brings us into the glorious realm of heaven even here on earth.  

Are you journaling?  Perhaps you could make a list of possible items you no longer want or need.  Pray and meditate about these items and see if you are ready and willing and, yes, eager, to let go of them.  Give yourself plenty of time before you act.  Make sure you really are ready, willing and eager.

More peace is available if and when you can let go.

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