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Musings on Life and Letting Go

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.”
― Lao TzuTao Te Ching

“Be one with the Tao. Act without forcing. Teach by showing. Things come, let them come. Things go, let them go. Give birth without possessing…” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

I have been going through some transitions in my life lately, which have been a little hard for me emotionally. My kids are moving on with their own lives, as they should naturally do. I am happy for them, but I feel sad at the same time as we have turned some corners here in our relationships, as we each go on with our separate lives, and I am trying to learn the skill of letting go. It is harder than it sounds, but I am working on it. It is definitely a “work in progress” but isn’t everything we do a “work in progress?” I take comfort in knowing that “nature never hurries, but accomplishes all things in due time.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

The quotes shown here are ones that I find especially helpful in my present situation. Life can be much like muddy water sometimes; people’s minds become clouded by their emotions and the many circumstances that surround them. Sometimes it is wise to just be still, and observe carefully as you let things flow as they will, until it becomes clear how we should act.

I do trust that my children will make wise decisions to the best of their abilities to handle their own lives. I am sure they will make mistakes, as I did over the years. I just hope they do better than I did, and learn from their mistakes, so as to not have to repeat them. I hope they have much happiness and success as well. I hope also that they know how very much I do love them. I pray that they will look to God for help and guidance when needed, for I believe that God is the best source of help and wisdom the universe has to offer. I also believe the sage Lao Tzu was listening to God’s voice when he wrote the Tao Te Ching. It is an incredibly deep and beautiful book. I highly recommend it!

I am reading the Tao Te Ching and other inspiring books a lot more lately, as I wait for the muddy water to settle in my life. Once the mud settles, all will be clear, and I can see how to best act in the situations I am are experiencing. I hope that your way also becomes more clear to you each day as well. I hope as you navigate the river of your life that your way is clear and smooth, so you can avoid any dangers along the way.

Until next time. Namaste.

Keridwan

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