Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Learn to say I am...

We hear a lot about becoming whole. "Become a complete human being." Start on the pathway to becoming whole." "You won't find romantic love until you're complete." Frankly, these kinds of comments often confused me. But than I decided that wholeness relates directly to the process of detaching and letting go.
It is admirable to go after our dreams and know what we want to accomplish. But after we identify what it is we're after, we need to let it go. We need to know in our hearts and souls that we're okay whether we ever get what we're after or not. (As long as we try). Another friend described it this way. "It's the old Zen Buddhist thing," he said. "When you're one with yourself, life becomes magical. You can get whatever you want."
The most powerful and magical words we can say in the language of letting go are these: I am. Then we step it up one notch by learning to say, I am complete just as I am. (Language of Letting go)
So I only walked 4 miles this morning. Not as much as I wanted to, but it got hot outside and I thought I would just go again at night. Weeellll, instead of walking tonight, I am watching one of the movies I love, Ever After. BUT I love myself just as I am...

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to you on this past year! I hope to be where you are by next summer!