Saturday, December 1, 2007

Talks From My Chair #13: Letting Go

Here is the second in the series of Talks From My Chair, on letting go:

8 comments:

Kikipotamus said...

Me, too, Olivia. This has been my year to discover that the gap between dreams, the uncertainly, doesn't have to be terrifying. It's been a hard lesson to learn, but it is slowly sinking in. I love how you put it...the universe is safe and good.

Olivia said...

Thank you, Kelly. Yes, and your life is a lesson for all of us about the gap, as we are with you in spirit on this large journey. I have smaller gaps, but just as real, and good lessons abound.

I am so enjoying my spiritual practice with "The Power of Now". I am over halfway through, and have read the first part, say 5X. Just now things are beginning to gel for me. It is such a deep book, one that warrants lots of study and a lifetime of practice. But any practice, even at the beginning, is good.

This practice of being present helps me to accept the reality of what is, and to not obsess about the future. But a key part for me is believing that the Universe is good, and safe....

Love and Sacred Sunday Blessings, O

Patti said...

I love your quote about letting go of old dreams so new ones can arise - I've had to do that myself recently too, but that's okay, because I am never short of dreams.

Definitely about being in the present, trusting and having faith - "today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good" (Ernest Holmes)

Olivia said...

Yes, indeed, Patti...comfort in the gap! Peace and joy, O

Journey Through Life said...

In my work with Letting Go, it is the 'gap' that I am trying to achieve. To completely let go of dreams and desires and to purely BE in the moment. To let go of the past moment, to not anticipate the next moment. It is the 'gap' that is our True Self. I see it as pure peace and contentment. It is not going on a journey anywhere - simply BEING. Letting go of the chaos of thoughts and finding the peace and serenity that exists in our core.
A
xx

Olivia said...

How beautiful, Annie...Have you read "The Power of Now" by Eckhardt Tolle? I am now reading it (recommended by Kelly) and it is about this very thing. Many books are, of course, but this one is exceptional. I am learning so much. Love to you, O

laundrygirl said...

Great talk.
That place of uncertainty can be painful can't it? It's almost like a thick cloud in my life at times. Your way of explaining it made me feel more at peace.

Olivia said...

Thank you, Kristine. I am so glad you feel more peaceful. Peace is one of my all-time goals/intentions in life. Love, O