“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” ~ Saint Augustine
Break for a minute and refresh your spirit. Cleanse the heart and mind. For without cleansing comes a buildup of suffocating grime and dust. This is true for all things, no matter what it is. Just as you need to clean your physical home of dust and clutter, so do we all need to clean our own inner house. We must learn the sphere of humility, and perform the due diligence of letting go of our fears, our wants, our guilt and most often.. our pride.
Many may say that pride makes a man, it throttles him forward to perform his work with a sense of purpose, it motivates him to be the best at what he does. This is often true, but pride can inhibit a man as well. It can keep him from experiencing a world foreign to his ambitions and ideals, a world that may be just as noble as his own.
We often hear the phrase “swallow your pride.” But, for many, pride is a hard pill to swallow. In fact it may be too big to consume, in which case it consumes the man and envelopes him in a sphere of limited vision; into a tunnel of one-sided thought, a mental prison of sorts limited by ego.
When the day comes that a human being must cleanse his house, and he is torn by tossing out the many things he’s kept for ages, He must make a choice. In this critical moment we can find solace if we only keep in our house that which bares the light of spirit.
We must all remember one simple rule when cleansing.. Simply, let it go. If we do not let go of what our ego holds, of what we have collected for eons, we will one day be suffocated by a horde of negative emotion, self-aggrandized ideals, and self-righteous ideas. This will be the death of spirit, and the end of man.
In this anthropocentric world we inhabit, as time speeds by with no intention of slowing down for those lacking to keep up.. We must forego the demands of our ego and instead nurture the divine spirit within and around us all. Our world should visit the sphere of humility often, and cleanse this divine house… Letting go is also letting in; opening the door to a new and unrealized beauty and awakening
23 thoughts on “Letting Go, and Letting In..”
Wonderful reminder! Thank you 🙂
It is amazingly wonderful, and profound that your post today fits right in with my reading The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. And, right in the middle of his teaching us about “letting go” similar to those things you speak of here. When we work on transitioning out life to a better one, by opening our heart and spirits to learn…God sends us just what we need at the time. Awesome Jeremiah. Thanks.
I wrote a piece “Letting Go” a few years ago and the replies I received tells me that letting go is something most of us, if not all of us struggle with.
Great reminder, coming at a good time. =)
Thank you! 😉
haha No, thank you. It’s a great message, and for me, right now, very much needed. =)
Thank you for writing this. 🙂
very nice post…can i repost this article to my site? so that i can share it to my friends as well? ‘ll wait for your response before i do it 🙂 thanks
Absolutely.. I love to share.
inspiring and beautiful, as always. and i nominated you for the lovely blog award. 🙂 http://belovelive.com/2012/10/05/what-i-read/
Thank you so much, I appreciate that!
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Letting go. Letting in. Yes.
Thank you for sharing!
Letting go helps if we have a spiritual focus and continue to grow in this way. Letting go means we recognize that we don’t have all of the answers. Thank you for the post.
An excellent post, and I like the St Augustine quote too. The irony is that when we finally let go of what we’ve been clutching so tight, we are suddenly filled with inexplicable joy.
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Dude, as I have commented before, I just dig your writing. Hard to portray the eternal in an original way, but somehow you do. And also, many thanks for releasing your book for my iPad kindle app (the trees thank you too) so reasonably priced, like 4 bucks AND enabling the sharing feature. Way to model the sphere of ‘not greedy’. I hold wishes for your continued success in spreading y(our) words… Namaste-tim
Thank you for your inspiring and humbling words.. A very nice compliment and one that I’ll never take for granted. I do hope you enjoy the book, and yes I’ve always believed that words should be shared, especially those that lift up and inspire others. Thank you again. Namaste
Letting go, excellent!
“If we do not let go of what our ego holds, of what we have collected for eons, we will one day be suffocated by a horde of negative emotion, self-aggrandized ideals, and self-righteous ideas. This will be the death of spirit, and the end of man.”
Brilliant! Eons is right, whether we believe it to be our own souls linage or the linage of our ancestors, the answer is the same… “Letting go is also letting in; opening the door to a new and unrealized beauty and awakening.”
Truly beautifully stated!
♥ Love and light! ♥
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A lovely text.
thank you for this – I tend to hold on to things