'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

MenoSundays; Life Lived Lovingly

Am going to share with you today one of the shortest, but most profound poems I have ever come across. Michael Leunig is an Aussie artist/cartoonist/writer/philosopher who has strong 'peacenik' tendencies. I will not copy his art in here. Instead, click this link to get a visual impact I am sure you will appreciate...

Anyway, this little ditty appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald at least fifteen, maybe as much as twenty years ago. It was on this cartoon.

LET IT GO

Let it go,
Let it out,
Let it all unravel,
Let it free
And it will be
A path on which to travel.

It is a wonderful expression of getting out of your own way. We so often get caught up and intense and seeking to control people or situations - even if that is not our intention. Things escalate and then we find we're hitting dead-ends, blank-walls, hurdles... you name it.

The blockages are, almost without fail, due to getting in our own way. If we can surrender that need for a predicted outcome, allow the flow of time and events their natural course, almost without fail we find ourselves at a destination unexpected and, almost always, as desirable as the outcome we hankered for in the first place.

Before you can go around doling out random Love to everyone else, be sure to focus some Love on your wee small self. Be kind to yourself. Let it go...

Here is one little snippet which I can share with you - ML provides prayers too and prayers are for sharing...

6 comments:

  1. What a brilliant man he shared a life time of advice in just a few sentences. I wish I had known this in my early 20's LOL
    Hugs HiC

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  2. A beautiful sermon, Yam, as always.

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  3. Makes life simple.
    Merle..........

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  4. Hello,love the poem and the advice. Let it out and let it go. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  5. So true ~ and well written ~ thanks, ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  6. Wise words and I love the drawing of offering "a cup of cold water" to one in need.

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