After having read it years ago, I am now listening to Micky Singer’s ‘Untethered Soul’ on Audible in my car. Micky uses the analogy of driving down a road watching trees as they pass by. You are in the present moment and as soon as the trees pass by, they pass out of your consciousness, you do not hold on to them.
The point being that if anything stays in your mind, it is because you are holding it there. If it serves you to hold it there, so be it. If you are actively engaged in productive solution finding, terrific. However, if it bothers you, if you are worrying about it, stressing about it, if you are spinning your wheels, running a gerbil wheel marathon of obsession, remember that it is YOU that is holding it in your mind, in your consciousness. The moment you let go of it, it is gone.
Just like those passing trees. ‘Passing trees’ become a new mantra for me; I’ve found it very helpful when I find myself holding on to what I need to release to simply visualize driving along with trees passing along the roadside and allow any non-productive thoughts to join them in passing.
“You empower what you fight. You withdraw power from what you release.” – Alan Cohen, A Course in Miracles Made Easy
“To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clinging’s and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.” – Jack Kornfield, No Time Like The Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are
“By choosing your thoughts and by selecting which emotional currents you will release and which you will reinforce, you determine the quality of your Light. You determine the effects that you will have upon others and the nature of the experiences of your life.” – Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier