Letting Go

We cling to the good things as if they last forever

We resist the bad as if they last forever too

Because we aren’t aware that the good and the bad are not separate

There is no good and bad

There is just one, neutral, playful, balanced universe.


I’ve always been good at letting go of my plans and expectations

But it's tough for me to let go of people

I get tied up in the lives of my family, friends, and loved ones


Because I care.


I love myself because I care so much

I love the people in my life because they care so much for me

But caring too much is attachment… not love

Letting go is love.


Recently I’ve forgotten this.

I’ve gotten so tied up in my world, my ego

That I’ve lost sight of the inherent harmony of life when we let things flow.


I've forgotten to have fun

I've forgotten that life is a game of hide and seek

Where God pretends to be mortal

Through the masks of worldly creatures


This is a note to self to let go

This is me remembering not to try so hard

This is me reminding myself to play

This is me letting things flow and grow and expand and glow

Brighter than ever

Free


This is a reminder to you

To let go of your plans

To let go of your expectations

To let go of your desires

To let go of who you think you are

To let go of trying to change things


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"If you try to capture running water in a bucket it is clear that you do not understand it and you will always be disappointed, for in the bucket the water does not run. To 'have' running water you must let go of it and let it run."


- Alan Watts


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Let's be here, now

And revel in the harmony of nature,

life, and the present moment.


Thanks for reading. Wishing you well,


Jared


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