Wednesday, September 25, 2013

That was let go.

I still feel the sway of the ocean. I lay on my bed and feel the waves playing with me. My body rocks to sleep. What a wonderful feeling. This is my experience after I go in the ocean. Hours after being in the water, I still feel it.

Just the same, hours after an experience, we sometimes feel because of it. We go to the fair, and our cheeks hurt from all the laughing and fun we had. We go to the museum, and our hearts are still amazed at the beauty of art. We go to the theater and we replay scenes in our minds. These are the good ones. Then there are the effects of a fright, of an argument, of unwelcome news. We feel these as stress, illness, discomfort, anger and anguish. We need to let go.

We need to let go of our identification with our experiences–good or bad. Feelings of joy are wonderful even when experienced later, but we need to be careful of believing that that is our life, our worth for when we no longer experience those feelings, we get lost. The anger we feel at any moment, as well as the fear, insecurity and sadness are not who we are. Feeling anger does not make us angry people, but continuously acting out of anger or any other emotion does have long-term effects in our bodies, our concept of ourselves and our relationships.

Today is a good day to enjoy each moment in the moment, to temper our emotions and remember that our condition in life is not our life. Today is a good day to let go of feelings we have that belong to a moment in the past. Bring into today only the wisdom and the love gained.

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