242. February 27th….letting go…and who are we cooking at the “Willie Wonka” BBq……

“Asadero” 2010

“Everything in this room is eatable. In fact even I am eatable, but that is called cannibalism my dear children and is frowned upon in most civilizations” – Willie Wonka

ever have those moments in life where just a few words….says everything…makes the moment feel like a year and a good year at that…they don’t happen often…yet when they do…I bath in them….

these past few months….have probably been close to…if not the very best months of my life….for a great many reasons….but mainly the clarity that’s come through a great deal of introspection…an enormous amount of personal diologue….and conversation….and the willingness to….finally just let go of the stuff….you know that completely unimportant stuff we lug around with us for decades….and wonder why people won’t help us move….it’s the stuff…that doesn’t allow you in the water for fear it will drag you to the bottom…without a thought….

letting go of the stuff I’ve learned requires a great deal of preparation…it’s much like an addict faced with the option of going to treatment…”right now”…rather than seeing they can be helped and healed…they fear the loss of the unhealthy familiar….thinking one is worse than the other….letting go requires…we give up…throw our hands in the air and say out loud…”I don’t care anymore about that”….but to do that requires we forgive all that has been done to us and all we have done to others…that’s the most difficult part….because …letting go…means letting go of all of it….you can’t just keep the cough from a cold…can’t hold onto one little piece of the junk…to use later as a….”See I told you so”….when the grip is gone…the grip is lost…and hopefully never resurfaces again….but that is certainly within our control….

there is always a price for everything we….do…if we choose to clean something….what we use to clean that something with….becomes dirty…..and that whole slow motion avalanche….continues…..but it’s sure a lot easier walking through a slow motion mountainside of falling rock than it is in real time….I think letting go…..slows the clock down….gives us a chance to walk on water before it’s ice….do things we could never normally do….and that’s because we have a bunch of  free space we never had before…..and whether that free space is soul space…brain space or spirit space….having extra room in any one of those places…..has got to be a winner…..

for me…I have it all where I want it…..and that free space….well…..it’s like riding the big waves…..

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