Asheville Spirituality, Satsang, Meditation
© 2012 Howard McQueen
We come face-to-face with suffering,
in order to earn the choice to relinquish our control.
What we encounter is life’s ongoing invitation
for us to release control
and trust in it’s flow.
Do we choose to let life open us to the gifts of growth,
possibilities we can only begin to fathom?
Or, do we postpone, till
our expectations for some very specific outcome
are not met,
and our sense of security,
of wanting to hold on to our personal control -- challenged.
Our mind makes all manner of anxiety out of all this,
we reflect upon the many, many times
our letting go has paved the way for growth,
and a maturity of perspective
in and of itself
fosters an inner confidence.
A confidence that we can not only face what life flows our way;
a confidence that we can meet and participate and share with others,
the hardships and joys that will continue
as we choose to let go
and place ourselves, again, and again,
into the flow.