The Language of Letting Go, April 12

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The Language of Letting Go, April 12


You are reading from the book "The Language of Letting Go."

Letting Go of Fear

Picture yourself swimming, floating peacefully down a gentle stream. All you need to do is breathe, relax and go with the flow.

Suddenly, you become conscious of your situation. Frightened, overwhelmed with "what if's?", your body tenses. You begin to thrash around, frantically looking for something to grab on to.

You panic so hard you start to go under. Then you remember--you're working too hard at this. You don't need to panic. All you need to do is breathe, relax and go with the flow. You won't drown.

Panic is our great enemy.

We don't need to become desperate. If overwhelming problems appear in our life, we need to stop struggling. We can tread water for a bit until our equilibrium returns. Then we can go back to floating peacefully down the gentle stream. It is our stream. It is a safe stream. Our course has been charted. All is well.

Today, I will relax, breathe, and go with the flow.

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