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Sunday, January 06, 2019

Chapter 1, Page 6, Book 19



All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

H. Havelock Ellis

January 6th - Let it go


I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief, it seems, they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep. 

May Sarton

The new year is the perfect time to do some mental house cleaning and sweep out the old to make room for the new. Letting go of the old creates new space in our minds for greater awareness in the New Year. If I am holding on to a belief or habit that limits my happiness, then it is time to let it go and start fresh. 

We need to let go of anger, grudges, expectations,  comparisons, and most importantly hopelessness. Holding on to old ways, ideas  or habits only causes pain and disappointment.  

Life is so precious and short.  Let go of hurt and fear.


But who knows what’s waiting in the wings of time.
Dry you eyes were gonna go where we can shine.

David Gray

7 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Ring out the old ...Ring in the new!

betty said...

I like that thought to let it go. There are things I need to let go. Think I'll also adopt this phrase for the new year.

betty

NanaDiana said...

I'm with you---out with any old negatives and in with a new, fresh outlook. Blessings to you- xo Diana

jack69 said...

Yep, a good measure of holding on and letting go, does for a better life make. I like the way you said that.
Sherry & jack

Mevely317 said...

Out with the old and in with new! I like to compare that to a fresh breeze when the windows are flung open. Exhilerating!

Chatty Crone said...

The only thing harder than letting go is moving on - that is so true.

TARYTERRE said...

we can learn a lesson from the trees. "I think of the trees and how simply they let go."