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
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
"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
Let's be here, now
And revel in the harmony of nature,
life, and the present moment.
Thanks for reading. Wishing you well,