LET IT ALL GO

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Let It All Go

In the book, ‘Journey of Awakening’ Ram Dass invites us to let go of everything… the good and the bad thoughts of the past and future, allowing us to wonder within our souls to an unfamiliar place.  In reference to letting go of even good times, he says, “The trap of high experiences, however they occur, is that you become attached to their memory and so you try to recreate them.  These memories compel you to try to reproduce the high.  Ultimately they trap you, because they interfere with your experience of the present moment.  In meditation you must be in the moment, letting go of comparison and memories.”

As we quiet our minds, coming to neutrality, we open into a new realm of the unknown.  We let go of everything, all the ways we think life ‘should’ be, even the thoughts we carry of the ‘good times.’  We practice the law of detachment, acknowledging that one of the greatest lessons of life is to understand nothing belongs to us.  All people, things and experiences are gifts!

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go—purge yourself . . . If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out!” – Tina Turner

Daily Affirmation:  I let it go and I get myself!

Daily Action:  Today, I will witness where in life I feel dis-empowered and ask myself where I am not staying present.  I will ask, “Where in life am I attaching on to the future or the past.”  “Where in life do I think something, someone or a circumstance should be different then it is?”  “Where in life am I not fully accepting life and people the way they are?”

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