On letting go

Since we are unable to successfully control life, we suffer in proportion to our losses.  The only path through and beyond this suffering…. is the relinquishment of the desire to control, to let be, to go with the wisdom implicit in the transience of nature.  This release is the proper cure for neurosis, for then one is not split off from nature, including ourselves, who are part of nature.

Such a relinquishment does not render us a slave to loss, but rather a participant in the act of letting go.  Only letting go can bring peace and serenity.  But as well know, the ego’s prime officer is Captain Security, ably supported by Sergeant Control.   Who among us has “seen through”… and affirmed with the heart the idea of “not my will, but Thine?”..

It seems of our nature to long for attachment, for home.  Somewhere, in the collusion between heart, which longs for permanency and connection, and the brain, which acknowledges separation and loss, there is a place for us to find our personal psychology… (without the need to be an eternal victim.)

Central to the enlargement of consciousness is the acknowledgement that the constancy of life is its impermanence.  Indeed transiency is the expression of the life force itself.

James Hollis, Swamplands of the Soul

Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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