Letting go of perfection

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When you’re passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection. — Debra Messing

The happiness we seek is already here

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“The happiness we seek cannot be found through grasping, trying to hold on to things. It cannot be found through getting serious and uptight about wanting things to go in the direction we think will bring happiness. We are always taking hold of the wrong end of the stick. The point is that the happiness we seek is already here and it will be found through relaxation and letting go rather than through struggle.”                       — Pema Chodron

There are no mistakes

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“There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.”Richard Bach

Letting go

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We are living through a time when we are being called to let go of many things such as:

  • Control
  • Old grudges
  • Anger
  • Greed
  • Selfishness
  • The need to be constantly busy
  • Our ideas of “work , “church” and “school”
  • Destructive ways of interacting with the earth
  • Ideas of race and policing
  • The idea of the perfection of our county

Everything seems to be falling apart.   Yet we seem to be clinging to old ways of doing things tighter than ever, even though they no longer seem to be working.

Sometimes we have to let go of what is no longer working to create something new and better.  I believe this is such a time.

Please join me this month as we explore letting go.  What one thing is your life are you being called to let go?

– A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul

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