Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Letting Go

It is not what happens that causes pain.
It is our resistance, judgment and fear that hurt.

When we refuse to let go, there is stress.
When we are attached to our position, we get stuck.
When we hang on to being right, we fear looking foolish.
When we cling to our way, we feel pressured.

Letting go is fun, safe and easy.
When we see life as flow, we trust in letting go.
When we believe all things work together for good, we need not fear the outcome.
When we know love is trust and freedom, we can free ourselves from attachment.

Many years ago I was given a profound suggestion:
"Hold no position."
I immediately began practicing, stating my position (if I had one) only once.
Then I stepped back, let go of any position or "right" way and listened.

The power of letting go is extraordinary.
Others feel safe to state their position.
With no resistance they feel free to express their opinions clearly.
With no resistance they open to alternatives.
With no resistance they do not need to defend or explain.
With no resistance they can try on their ideas without fear.
This position of "no position" creates harmony, trust, full communication and opportunity for cooperation. Letting go is a key to being happy, conscious, creative and responsible without regret or resentment.

"Letting go is fun, safe and easy."
Use this affirmation until you realize it to be true for you.

Loving You,
Betty Lue