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Let Go or Be Dragged

You have two choices when you are incarnated in the the body: –You can hold on to your anger –Or you can simply let go. Which one do you choose?

I originally wrote another column for today but last week I was on Google+ and read this:
Let Go or Be Dragged.

I found the slogan so spot on, so humorous, so true that I simply HAD to write about it today.  In conjunction with Wednesday’s entry, I’d like to discuss the opportunities that present themselves by simply letting go. I searched images on Google with this as a search and one of the images that popped up was of someone being dragged behind a horse.

Now that had to hurt wouldn’t you say?  Isn’t that what happens when you cling to something you know you’re better off letting go of?

I’m thinking here of anger, of a grudge?  Who is that really hurting?

What about something in your own life that you desperately want?  What if it simply isn’t coming to fruition?  Are you holding onto that thought so tightly that it is constricting your every move?  You do of course understand that you’re being dragged just as much here as you were in the first example do you not?

Let go and stop being dragged!

There have been so many cases in my own life where had I known this earlier I would have been far better off.  The blessing is I understand the concept now and I put these ideas into daily use.
–Since I’ve been practicing Law of Attraction and have become more spiritual, my entire life has improved.
–Since I now see everything as divine and everything happening for my highest good I no longer dwell in low places. I understand that life is a process, that life is a marathon, not a sprint.  I’m just so grateful that I have reached a point in my life where I understand this now.  Because of that:
I no longer hold grudges
I no longer stay angry.
I no longer hold onto something that just isn’t happening on my time.

I understand that time is different in the spiritual realm and what to us is a year to those in the spiritual realm is but mere seconds.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

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Let Go or Be Dragged 

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Erna L. December 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I am delighted that you invited us to join in this conversation. I speak for myself when I say I finally got this truism, and embrace it every day. Life has gotten a lot easier, and I'm a lot more content and appreciative of the blessings in my life. I learned early on to recognize those negative feelings (jealousy, envy, anger, etc.) and watch myself with wonder as my energy level shot up. No judgement, no shame, just "wow! look at that!", and then settle into letting go. The art of "noticing" has helped me grow into a mature and grateful person, freer, happier, more aware, more complete than I ever thought possible. So you can see why I'm delighted that you brought up this subject: it's a skill that serves us all. Thank you for that.
Christopher Jennings Penders December 13, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Hi Erna: Thanks for stopping y and commenting. Commenting is the only way I know when people are reading my blog, so I appreciate anyone and everyone who leave me something. It is so important to let go because in the end you're only hurting yourself by holding on. I learned the lesson several years ago after a many incarnations. So happy I finally "got it." Thanks again. Stop by again. Namaste. -- Chris
Liz Rubitski December 13, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Chris, thanks for the reminder. Slowing yourself down, letting go and remembering that everyone is different and on their own journey is important. Have a wonderful holiday season!
Christopher Jennings Penders December 13, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Hi Liz: Thanks for commenting. Have a Happy day! -- Chris
delete account December 13, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Chris, Reading, learning, and growing! Thank you for writing :)
Christopher Jennings Penders December 13, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Hi Janice: Thank you. One of my reasons/caveats for writing this blog is to help move people forward, to show people that there is a more enlightened way to live, a less burdensome load to carry. As I'm fond of saying on my blog, we only have to remove our spiritual blinders to see the world in a new way. I'm doing my part to help people take their blinders off. -- Chris
thomas December 13, 2012 at 03:42 PM
for in much wisdom is much grief and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. ecclessiastes 1-16-18. the more you know, the more imperfection you see, the more you observe the more evil is evident. most folks that ignore spirituality are just good sub humans. selah
Beth Crowley December 14, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Chris, Great blog. I've recently been focusing on this concept in my own practice. The other day I heard a neurologist say it takes 90 seconds for the feelings of anger to go through your body and dissipate so if you can hold out and not react for that time it should pass. She also said the reason people hold grudges is they choose to mentally revisit the 90 seconds of feeling angry or as you said choosing to be dragged by a horse. I also heard that anger is not a true emotion and when you feel angry you are really either hurt or afraid. So if rather than reacting I take 90 seconds to classify my true emotion I can usually pinpoint why I am having the reaction and come up with a better and more productive response to the situation because it causes me to focus on my self rather than the other person. Namaste!
Gizmo December 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM
*claps paws* That's so true, Chris! Thank you for putting this out there. Sined, The Gizmo.
julianne Bednarz December 15, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Yes, thank you so much for making yourself vulnerable in order to pass along this message. I heard someone once say "you can stop digging the hole-any time that you want. Just throw down the shovel"
Mary Beth Sasso December 20, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Thank you!

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