Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Letting go, I become, that which I hold onto.

In the Soul of a Pilgrim course I studied during Lent, course moderator and Abbess of Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner, asked in one of the lessons, "What if I truly believed the path before me was blessed?

And the muse answered -- There would be no misstep. Only beauty. Only the perfection of each step, in darkness and light.

It was a scary thought. To hold tru that each step before me was blessed. For, if I truly believed each step before me was blessed, I would dance in the light of Love. I would sing loud. I would laugh and spin about. I would embrace fearlessness in each step. I would not fear falling.

The Path is the Way, I wrote in my journal. Trusting in the Universe I find The Way to trust in me on the Path where each step unfolds as a blessing before me.

In her blog today at Rushing to Yoga, Marilee shares a beautiful and soul-stirring post on her encounter with the Dalai Lama and on letting go to become that which we are seeking -- Love. In her words I found myself remembering to sink back into that place where I know, deep within me, that all my seeking for understanding is just a way to keep myself busy from being all that I am.



When I let go of seeking, I open  my heart, my mind and my soul to being.

And in my being, I become, all that I am.

 May your day be filled with being all that you are when you stop trying to become all that you can be.

Namaste.

7 comments:

CZBZ said...

"Letting go, I become, that which I hold onto."

I love this!

Hugs,
CZ

Ruth said...

Yes. Thank you.

And yet ... we also need practice to learn how to let go. It is a trying to not try. Over time this letting go gets easier.

I read this today, by Anne Carson, about Sappho:

For when an ecstatic is asked the question What is it that love dares the self to do? she will answer: Love dares the self to leave itself behind, to enter into poverty.

talktodiana said...

And I love this line! For, if I truly believed each step before me was blessed, I would dance in the light of Love. I would sing loud. I would laugh and spin about. I would embrace fearlessness in each step. I would not fear falling.

Louise Gallagher said...

Thanks CZ! and I love seeing you here! :)

Louise Gallagher said...

What a fabulous quote Ruth -- thank you for sharing it.

I think there is art in letting by trying not to hold on, or to let go, but to simply stand with open hands, heart and mind, and soul receptive.

Rushing To Yoga Foundation said...

You are so amazing! Thank you for being you!

Marilee

Louise Gallagher said...

Thank you Marilee! As are you! :)