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We can let our lives be directed
by the same force that makes
flowers grow.  {…}

To trust in the force
that moves the universe
is faith.

Faith isn’t blind it’s visionary.
Faith is believing that the universe
is on our side, and that the universe
knows what it’s doing.

Faith is a psychological awareness
of an unfolding force for good,
constantly at work in all dimensions.

Our attempts to direct this force only
interferes with it.
Our willingness to relax into it allows
it to work on our behalf.

Marianne Williamson
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

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I received this week’s powerful question:

What am I taking too seriously?

My first thought upon reading that, was … how much time have you got?  :-)

Yet, my next thought was another question:

What can I hold lightly today?

I can hold lightly exactly everything I am willing to today.  I can come to willingness when there is nothing left but willingness, those “Jesus take the wheel” moments, or I could allow my willingness right here and now.

Here, where I hold it all lightly, that tightness in my chest begins to open up.  I can breathe more freely.  I become aware that I am standing in the field of possibilities now, where the options are limitless and this too shall pass, is … as always, inevitable.

What can you hold lightly today?

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“Life has an astonishing way of taking care of you when you no longer mind what happens.”  J. Krishnamurti

I love the language of this quote.  The author didn’t say, when you no longer care what happens.  Instead it is written, when you no longer “mind” what happens.  I love that differentiation.  It’s not asking you to shut down your feelings or deny them.

Now the mind will want to make sense of it all, try to figure it all out, maybe come up with a plan, a solution at best.  At worst, to go up in the mind, is to draw conclusions about what it all means, make judgments and categorize.  Ultimately then, to let mind lead the way, is to cement yourself deeper in problems that need your solutions.

Funny … would you pilot a plane without knowledge of its workings?  It’s very similar when we think it’s our job to take care of things with our limited resources.  There’s something working on our behalf every moment of every day with unlimited resources.

What about letting the heart take the lead?  What about showing up empty with openness, willingness and trust?  Knowing and trusting deeply that everything always works itself out, and a corresponding willingness to be moved upon by something so grand and mysterious.

So the next time something out there in the world leads us to forget momentarily, it’s easy to remember and rely upon two simple words: thank you.  Thank you Life, Source, God, Universe, Spirit.  I know you are, at this very moment, taking care of me in ways I couldn’t possibly ever orchestrate on my own.  I defer to you and your infinite wisdom and guidance.  I am an open, empty vessel willing to be filled.  Thank you.

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