Letting Go – a meditation

 

When you get free  from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous than you thought it was.

Alan Watts

I am reminded that often I have preconceived notions about people and behavior. Because of this preconceived notion, I decide that I must act a certain way because of my fear. Due to this, there is often a loop of sick and enabling behavior. In order to break this loop, I must let go of my preconceived notions, trust myself to the care of my Higher Power, and try to change my behavior and attitudes. For example, the other day, I found myself reacting out of fear because I believed that my friend would behave in a certain way. My instinctive reaction was to be controlling and try to manage his mood. Instead, I realized I had lost my serenity, so I trusted myself to my Higher Power and called my sponsor. As a result, I did not try to control the situation, and instead I kept my side of the street clean and stayed in my hula hoop rather than trying to change others. My friend then responded in an extremely positive and understanding way – so much better than I ever thought possible.

A meditation for March 15, 2013.


Let Go – Frou Frou

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