I love the song, “I Release and I Let Go” which goes on to say, “I let Spirit run my life.” In fact, we sing this song every Sunday at Unity of Orange County. Although I love the song and often say I am letting go of something, I rarely do. Like so many of us, it is easy to say but not so easy to do. Either we try to control everything or we take the attitude that we are letting go and then believe that means we do not have to do anything.
Letting go means not letting go of our involvement but of the outcome. For example, let’s say our car breaks down. Letting go does not mean we leave the car where it is, hop on a bus and just forget about it. It means we let go of any anger or upset over the car breaking down so that we can take the step of calling a mechanic who can fix it.
When we surrender, let go, we begin to grow and things begin to change. Solutions become available to us. When we don’t surrender, it means we are still fighting the problem we are still obsessed with. When we are obsessed with a problem we cannot see the solution.
When we let go of anxiety we become open to new ideas and new attitudes and our energy moves into creativity mode rather than defensive mode. When we let go, we know that all will be ok since we know at the depth of our being that we are one with Spirit and all things will be ok in our life.
Quote of the Week
“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”
Thich Nhat Hanh