What do you want to ‘Let Go’?


From coffee and cookies to crafting your life’s purpose – what do you want to ‘let go’?

To make more room, what can you ‘let go’

Does it make sense – ‘letting go’ so ‘more’ can enter?

I think it does.

Starting with the physical – when I let go of my addiction to coffee and cookies (or any food addictions that are not good for me for that matter), Health enters grandly giving me the energy to do what I always wanted to do

When I ‘let go’ of TV watching (or substitute it with any screen – laptop, i-pad, i-phone etc) Time enters graciously so I can actually finish doing instead of forever planning and worrying.

When I ‘let go’ of expectations (of any kind ) on how my project should turn out to be, how my husband should behave, what my kids should grow up to be, how  my friends and colleagues should treat me, how I should look, feel, dress, behave……… on and on  and on……. a zillion expectations that give me the impression that I am moving forward, achieving, striving, rising high only to fall hard and low and rise yet again – as new benchmarks are placed as expectations –

The roller coaster of life that we call living –

When I ‘let go’ of those expectations –

PEACE of mind enters with bells and whistles causing me to live happily, joyously in the moment – allowing life to rest on my open palm – fly in and out like a bird that is free.

There is no holding, no grabbing, and no serious arthritis developing in my fingers because I am holding so tight.

An open palm at the end of an outstretched hand allowing anything and everything to land on to rest and fly away fully refreshed – because I allow it to BE and not grab tight. I allow to ‘let go’ and not hold.

A clutter free mind because there is no worrying, no disappointments and no heart aches, because I am not holding on to memories and doubts and hopes.

The more I do that, the more I would get what I need and life is a breeze.

Is it that simple – YES

Is it hard to do – ABSOLUTELY

Do I need to do that – YOU BET

Why? – because………..

Because in my holding and attaching and expecting  I think I am living- it feels like I am purposeful in that holding and attaching and expecting.

What will I do if I can’t look forward to something with great expectations and hope and desire? Wouldn’t life be boring?

May be.

But I am free to do anything to help others.  I will be like a lotus leaf with water drops on it – water drops are wet, but they don’t wet me, they can fall off me whenever I want.

I will “Be in the world but not of the world”.

So, what can you let go today for that to happen?

Today, I am going to ‘let go’ of the anticipation that my blog will be read by you and you will join me in conversation about letting go.  I will ‘let go’ checking my emails every so often with the hope that someone will write to me about what I am doing.  That is only a tiny one of all the things that I am going to ‘let go’.

Have I got the courage to ‘let go’ of big things?

Have you?

Talk to me

Padma Ayyagari

 

About Padma Ayyagari

I am a Human Values Activist, passionate about and trying to live steeped in Spirituality. I live with the knowledge that Love is the undercurrent of all human life. I believe in Unity of Faiths, Unity in diversity and try and live my life with unity in thought, word and deed. Helping others to lead a life of practical spirituality that will give peace of mind is my passion and life purpose.
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