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Tag: Letting Go

Love Liberates

Joy, Letting go, life, Love
Maya Angelou  was an American poet, writer, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows.  She received dozens of awards and more than fifty honorary degrees. Maya Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) published with the help of James Baldwin, tells of her life up to the age of seventeen. It brought her international recognition and acclaim. (Adapted from Wikipedia) If you are viewing this post from email, you'll likely have to click through to the site to view this wise and touching video presentation. The photogra...

Mindful Monday: Grasping and letting go

Buddhism, mindfulness, Spirituality
"The Buddhist practice of letting go has two important sides that fit together like the front and back of one’s hand. The first side, which is the better known, is letting go of something.  The second side is letting go into something.  The two sides work together like letting go of the diving board while dropping into the pool, or giving up impatience and then relaxing into the resulting ease." --Gil Frondal, from "Letting Go," 2010. Is there something you need to let go of? Or do you need to let go of the grasping itself? ... for Mindful Monday   Photo Credit: "Dock Diving," Ryan McGilchrist, 2010.
Letting Go – Prayerful Tuesday

Letting Go – Prayerful Tuesday

"Life" Issues, anger, Blessings, Breath Prayer, Buddhism, Fear, forgiveness, Freedom, gift, Grace, Gratitude, Healing, Holy Mystery, Hope, Letting go, mindfulness, resentment, spiritual practice, Uncategorized
This week’s prayer practice is one a friend of mine taught me in the last couple of weeks.  It is one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s practices called “Letgo.”   After I began the practice I realized ‘Letgo’ has many similarities with the Examen and found that I was experiencing some of the same benefits.  As I have begun to settle into this practice I have discovered my days to be calmer and more centered even when the world gets busy.  I am able to separate what is important from what it is not.  The most amazing thing is of the many of events and things I thought were important they just are not priorities any longer.  Instead I am able to focus on what makes my life more enjoyable, beautiful and to just BE.  So I offer this practice as my gift to your well Being. Letgo Practice I usually pick...