There is a Zen saying that I often remind myself of, "The tighter you squeeze, the less you have." This is especially important for me to remember even when whatever I am particularly attached to is lovely, good for life, beautiful or positively impacting others. This is not about whether something is good or not, it is about holding on, being attached to something so that there is no room for something else, for more, or for change. It is easy to rationalize. We understand the need to let go of what no longer serves us, that makes sense to the logical and emotional mind. But why, oh why, do we have to be willing to let go of something that does bring goodness to our life? The very same principles apply. Letting go of things that do not serve us well makes room for change, allows us to expand, to learn and to make room for what the Universe is holding patiently and waiting to introduce to us.
When we become attached to beautiful and positive aspects, people or things in our life the Universe is still left holding patiently the more it has for us. The more we cling to these, the less they really bring to our life. And so we need to realize that we control nothing, we have nothing, we are to be in the flow, witnessing, loving, learning, embracing and releasing as we move through the currents that Source guides us through.
The less we are attached to the fuller our experience will be. The less we are clinging to the more open our soul can be to all that awaits it. The more we live without expectations, the more wonder we can experience and on and on. This is not as easy as it sounds. Our times encourage us to obtain the good things in life, to hang on to what we have earned and to hold close those things we love. But once we learn this important lesson of not being attached, we experience great abundance, experience the true richness and live a life fuller than we ever dreamed. Blessings ~ Lisa
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