Letting go letting come

The great teachers are saying that you cannot start seeing or understanding if you start with “No.”*
(Richard Rohr)

A beginning is ultimately an invitation to open towards the gifts and growth that are stored up for us. To refuse to begin can be an act of great self-neglect.**
John O’Donohue)

In an unfolding universe, there’s perhaps nothing evolving faster than a human life.

Different species take hundred of thousands of years, yet in a single lifetime, a person can be so many things, are able to begin and finish in completely different places doing very different things.

Part of the art to this that we have learned is to let go and let come. Even when the future is uncertain, we sense the possibility to be shaped with foresight and intention and love, so we let go, knowing that we carry with is what is most important of all.^

(*From Richard Rohr’s The Naked Now.)
(**From John O’Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us.)
(^My thanks to Alex McManus for these three words in proximity to each other.)

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