Let go to enjoy the ride!

For many years I have been following my ‘spiritual’ path, always looking for the meaning in everything inside and outside of myself. It has kept me very busy and I have learnt much about myself and the world in general. It has kept me company when I have been alone, like a companion who has so much in common with you and who cares about you. It has become a comfort!

However, that ‘comfort’ had also become a drag. So much time spent ‘looking’ that at times I missed such beautiful experiences that were with me right there and then. It had become another form of attachment, almost like a dark cloud hanging over me. Such a heaviness I carried, believing it to be part of the journey, part of the learnng experience. I became heavy, my conversations became heavy… I thought that this was how it should be on this spiritual path.

But today, lying in my glorious garden in the morning sun and listening to the birds and a family member singing in the bathroom, I realised that I need to let go of all the looking and the lessons. I need to let go of the heaviness and meanings.

After all, Life is just… life. It is meant to be lived, not sought. And so today, I have let go so that I can indeed enjoy the ride — the ride that this life actually is — fun, exhilerating and full of wonderful moments. Perfect!

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2 thoughts on “Let go to enjoy the ride!

  1. Annie Zed 10 June 2011 / 11:07 am

    In other words, “live in the now, man!” We do have a tendency to over-analyze instead of just “be” sometimes. There’s a time and a place. But in the here and now, it’s best to pay attention to what’s happening within and around us. And guess what? We’re ALWAYS in the here and now! Thank you for that reminder, Jacqui!

  2. Wendy Ball 10 June 2011 / 12:47 pm

    A nice reminder for another mind-heavy person. Thank You.

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