“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” CG Jung
Well “clap clap clap” I chose living stress free without even realizing it!!! Ok not TOTALLY stress free, still adjusting to the facts; no health insurance, no steady income, the kinda stuff for a lifetime I felt was necessary.
Maybe I am finally growing up spiritually?
A dear friend recently wrote; “If we desire to let go, it means that there is something we are holding on to that really matters to us. It could be an expectation, a core belief, a need to be right or a deep wound. The need to hold onto something we hold dear or find important causes us to tighten or cling to what we know or believe. I always tell people that it’s not the situation that causes our feelings, but the meaning we give it. This makes it very personal and perhaps difficult for others to understand. So, rather than consider whether you are ready to let go, consider loosening around the meaning you have attached to it. Since our personal beliefs are so dear to us, we may find this difficult” ~ Mary Canane LMHC
She was so right and sometimes when it isn’t for our best interest a “suddenly” just may have to happen in our own lives to sever us from deaths door. If that wasn’t enough to digest this morning my alarm clock woke me up on a day I didn’t have work. So what do I do, well open up my messages of course! Another smack hits me, this time it was from a photography friend on Facebook. Her post read like this;
“Don’t take anything personally. Even when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you. Their point of view and opinion come from all the programming they received growing up. When you take things personally, you feel offended and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflict. You make something big out of something so little because you have the need to be right and make everybody else wrong.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
So after a prayer and giving thanks went back to bed smiling. Disconnection from stress, letting go of control, was going to be a whole new way of living. A welcomed adventure indeed!