“I’m going to let things progress as they are supposed to – whatever that is. I can’t give so much of my energy to worrying about it.”
Then BAM! -- a big, fat change happens. It’s almost as if YOU were the one who was blocking the whole thing, because you were holding on, holding on, to the old paradigm.
How is it possible that I could be responsible for preventing the very thing I want to happen from happening? I don’t know. Go ask Buddha, maybe. Even though I can be a serious control freak, I have found it to really work to just let go of some things at times.
But letting go ain’t easy.
It may require courage. Or faith....... and it can take time.
To quote Kate Swoboda, author and life coach (www.yourcourageouslife.com): “You can’t force the release.” To quote my friend, Rebecca, “When you’re ready, you will.” In the meantime, you just do all that you can do:
“When you have done all that you can do, give it up to the part of yourself that is divine.” – Oprah Winfrey.
I realize that this is bordering seriously on the woo-woo. Fear not, Dear Bloglodites, I have not yet taken up wearing caftans and letting my armpit hair grow out. I am merely revisiting a treasured truth that I discovered but have apparently forgotten. Letting go is not a recent discovery - not a new idea. It’s been around a while.....
Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. -Zen proverb