Friday, February 5, 2010

Let It Go

At the end of every yoga posture, the teacher says "let it go."

  • Push yourself to the edge of your physical limits ... let it go.
  • Hold onto your pose a little bit longer ... let it go.
  • Concentrate, meditate ... let it go.

Let it go.

How relevant not only for yoga but for life.

Let it go.

  • Work your hardest ... let it go.
  • Be patient a little longer ... let it go.
  • Ask and then ... let it go.

Let it go.

Whatever it is.

  • Your hopes and dreams
  • Your best wishes
  • Your worst nightmares
Letting go is not an easy task for me, the queen of mental chatter.

Let it go.

Let it go embodies the practice of detachment, the release from desire and also from suffering. Major religious beliefs share this philosophy, including Christianity. In mass each Sunday, a prayer before communion includes the words "... protect us from all anxiety ... " And I oft feel those words are said for me.

Let it go.

  • Car and home repair troubles
  • Relationship drama
  • Job stress
  • Unemployment
  • Personal finances
  • Stock market woes
  • Health concerns
  • Politics
  • A myriad of other worries

Just for a minute, I will take a deep breath and ... let it go.

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