Letting go is an awesome healthy attitude. It frees us up for the important stuff, like bringing decency and integrity back into our country and world. Letting go is like a solvent that unsticks. It unsticks our habitual dysfunctional habits of reactivity, righteousness, and arrogance. This takes a load off our shoulders. It opens our heart and allows forgiveness. Forgiving ourselves is paramount. Feeling good about ourself is essential. We are not perfect, and that is o.k. In fact, it is human. To error is to be human. Letting go also brings clarity of mind. It liberates all the junk, all the continual internal dialogue, worry, anguish, and fear. The mind becomes clearer and thus in a better position to make good decisions. Let go, and engage in wholesome activities to benefit yourself and others.
The more you think about your own self, the more self-centered you are, the more trouble even small problems can create in your mind. The stronger your sense of ‘I’, the narrower your thinking becomes. […]
We are continuing our journey through this classic short text written about 1000 years ago on cultivating compassion. Verse 5 from this text, ‘8 Verses of Mind Training’ by Langri Thangpa,’ reads: “When others out […]
It seems counter-intuitive, but the more we care for others the better we care for our self. The more we work at transforming anger, jealousy, and pride into patience, appreciation, and humility, the better we […]