“The more you talk about it, rehash it, rethink it, cross analyze it, debate it, respond to it, get paranoid about it, compete with it, complain about it, immortalize it, cry over it, kick it, defame it, stalk it, gossip about it, pray over it, put it down or dissect its motives it continues to rot in your brain. It is dead. It is over. It is gone. It is done. It is time to bury it because it is smelling up your life and no one wants to be near your rotted corpse of memories and decaying attitude. Be the funeral director of your life and bury that thing!”
― Shannon L. Alder
“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” – Tony Schwartz
Do you feel trapped in a story of “pain”, “sickness”, “loneliness”, “abuse”, “failure”, “shame” or “isolation”? Or perhaps your story is of a “perfect world” which may not exist? Have you moved beyond all that but still find yourself telling the same old story over and over? Is it time to lay down that tired old story which no longer serves your highest good?
As individuals, communities and nations we are being called to re-examine our stories. Looking closer at our history, admitting mistakes and taking action to make things better is necessary during times like these. It’s time to start admitting we are not perfect. We need to summon the collective courage to dig up some of the skeletons so long buried we can almost believe they don’t exist, find common ground and begin to heal old wounds so we can move forward.
Yes, our stories have led us to who and where we are today. They have been stepping stones. They can even serve us as a warning of pitfalls we need to avoid. It’s when they become our sole identity that we get in trouble. It is time to release tired old stories that have been holding you back, both individually and collectively so we can live for our higher good?
Please join us in thoughtful consideration of this important topic.
“Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger, regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue. Let go of the need for approval. Let go of old judgments and opinions. Die to all that, and fly free. Soar in the freedom of desirelessness.” — Lama Surya Das