Monday, March 2, 2009

From 'let go' to 'letting go'

So much bad news coming by phone today.  Layoffs, shutdowns, furloughs.  No one is immune, including BobOnARoll.  Some good news, too, from friends finding new jobs and others starting promising new ventures.

Trying to spread the love, but even BobOnARoll has a finite capacity for compassion and encouragement.  Have not yet reached my limit, so keep those calls and emails comin', folks....

I have about three new irons in the fire at the moment.  If you know me, you know I keep forging ahead with my head up and feet on the ground.  But it occurs to me that, in that forward momentum, there's also a process of letting go that holds the key to the change we need.

On every level---political, professional, and personal---I keep questioning the structures and arrangements that brought me to this moment in time.  Letting go of old arrangements and ways of doing business, ways of loving, even ways of being, is freeing---after one gets over the immediate spiritual vertigo.

Seeking a little bibliotherapy during the course of business today, I ran across the item below.  Wish I had written it:

Dont try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. See God opening millions of flowers every day without forcing the buds. 
--Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

By forcing life, we end up in opposition to living. We can cooperate with the flow of time and gently ride its winds, or we can get old and gray before our day by moving against the eye of the storm. We're finding we are no competition for life. If we meet it as friend, we win although not always by our blueprint. 

The more we learn of living, the more we feel, sense, smell, and taste a purposeful rhythm to all existence.  Getting out of the driver's seat of life and trusting that we will be perfectly taken care of is the easiest and hardest of life's lessons, all rolled into one. 

Ohmmmmmmm...... :)

Equifat Part 2 tomorrow morning (yep, I put it off from sunday....)

1 comment:

  1. That last part especially was good to read. I've been having a real hard time of letting go of all of the "why's" here in Nepal. I need to let go of the "why's" and embrace the "some day"....things will get better for the people, the land, the air, the rivers....