Saturday, June 30, 2012



"Too often, we try to gain a clear perspective before it is time.

That will make us crazy.

We do not always know why things are happening the way they are. We do not always know how a particular relationship will work out.  We do not always understand the source of our feelings, why we've been led down a particular path, what is being worked out in us, what we are learning, why we need to recycle, why we had to wait, why we needed to go through a time of discipline, or why a door closed. How our present circumstances will work into the larger scheme of events is not always clear to us. That is how it needs to be.

Perspective will come in retrospect.

We could strain for hours today for the meaning of something that may come in an instant next year.

Let it go. We can let go of our need to figure things out, to feel in control.

Now is the time to be. To feel. To go through it. To allow things to happen. To learn. To let whatever is being worked out in us take its course.

In hindsight, we will know. It will become clear. For today, being is enough. We have been told that all things shall work out for good in our life. We can trust that to happen, even if we cannot see the place today's events will hold in the large picture."

This passage is from a meditation book on co-dependency, called The Language of Letting Go, by Melody Beattie.  The italics are mine.  I read it this morning, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. I have written about letting go, and while it is not an easy process to be in, passages like this provide a great reminder that I am not alone, and that this path is a good one.

I have a tendency to compulsively seek perspective before "it is time".


More later.  Peace out.

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