Letting go…

“Joy  and Happiness arise from letting go. Please, sit down and take an inventory of your life. There are things you’ve been hanging on to that really are not useful and deprive you of your freedom. Find the courage to let them go.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“Things” that deprive us of our freedom

and that really are not useful

nor bring us joy or happiness

can be:



old habits,

mindless attachments,

dependencies on certain comforts,

substances or behavior patterns.

It takes courage

to sit down,

to pause,

to reflect,

to take an inventory

of all of those “things”

and admit the deprivation

and lack of freedom

we feel holding on…

It takes courage

to let go.

It takes courage

to experience

the initial emptiness

that conscious

letting go brings,

and yet


feel joy

like fresh spring water

bubble up,

flowing and

filling those empty spaces,

of heart and mind

with freedom

never known before…

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