When you were a little child, you discovered early on that everything in life does not go the way you want, and yet, if you still expect life to follow your will, and only your will, this lesson has not sunk in yet. Otherwise, why would you be upset when life doesn’t go your way?
You certainly object. You may fight, or you may feel defeated. You would not feel either way unless you expected life to go your way. You didn’t want a cherry lollipop. You wanted the orange one. How can it be that life would deny you what you wanted?
You may be the nicest person in the world and fight no one and object to no one, yet to life, as it is presented to you, you may well protest. You may flail your arms at life and bewail how it did not do your bidding. How could life behave this way? How could you be turned down? How could
the person you love happen to love someone else? How could your business not do well? How could anyone or anything override your desires? How could any of the things you want dearly not reach you, and how could what you don’t want reach you so easily?
Somehow you feel you have been wronged, or you would not protest. You may indeed have been wronged, beloveds. The orange lollipop was given to someone else right before your eyes, and you were given the one you didn’t want. And somewhere there is a child who didn’t get any lollipop. Listen to Me. Life is not about having your own way, and life is not about being wronged or benefited.
It is better not to make judgments about what life is to hand you and what it is not. Letting go is not denigrating yourself, beloveds. Letting go doesn’t mean you leave yourself out of the equation. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up. It does mean giving up thoughts that are not helpful to you in the course of your life. Letting go is taking life as it comes and moving on without figuring it all out. Letting go means you let go of disgruntlement.
You have heard many times that attitude is everything. I AM Everything, yet attitude is a lot. And where does your attitude come from? Your attitude is not an act of will.
You cannot change your attitude like a suit of clothes. Attitude goes deeper, yet you can have the intention that your attitude change. Before your attitude toward life can
change, beloveds, the way you look at things has to change. What is your premise about life? What do you want your premise to be?
Letting go doesn’t mean that you give up on your dreams. It means you don’t insist on your dreams being fulfilled at this moment in the exact form you pictured. Letting go does not mean that you are not purposeful. Be purposeful.
Being gratified with life is a little different from
getting everything you want the way you want.
Perhaps more of your dreams have come true than you recognized. Perhaps you have been looking at the debit list when you could have been looking at the asset list. Look now.
Letting go doesn’t mean settling for less than you want. You don’t settle. You keep your eyes open for all the good that is yet to come.
Letting go means to stop using certain adjectives. No longer announce situations as dire. Be more gracious in Introducing your life to yourself. Be more gracious.
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