She Let Go

5 years ago
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 20134   She Let Go
 
I remember one year ago to the date, reading this entry by Ernest Holmes and how deeply I wanted to just let go.  It's powerful and simple. 

She let go, without a thought or a word. She let go

She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of the opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her.  She let go of all the "right" reasons.  Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry.  She let go.  She didn't ask anyone for advice.  She didn't need a book on how to let go.  She didn't search the scriptures.  She just let go.  She let of all the memories that held her back.  She let go of all the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.  She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right. 

She didn't promise to let go.  She didn't journal about it.  She didn't write the projected date in her day-timer.  She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.  She didn't check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.  She just let go. 

She didn't analyze whether she should let go.  She didn't call her friends to discuss the matter.  She didn't do a 5 step spiritual mind treatment.  She didn't call the prayer line.  She didn't utter one word.  She just let go. 

No one is around when it happened.  There was no applause or congratulations.  No one thanked her or praised her.  No one noticed a thing.  Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go. 

There was no effort.  There was no struggle.  It wasn't good & it wasn't bad.  It was what it was and it just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.  A small smile came over her face.  A light breeze blew through her.  And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

~Ernest Holmes

 
 
 
I am not really one to make new years resolutions...basically why set myself up for failure, but I think I just might let go of the past ;-) maybe, however the point is to not profess to the world, like Nike says "Just do it"

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