Release

I see the words on a rocking horse of time
I see the birds in the rain…

I’ll ride the wave where it takes me…

How I’ve opened up, release me
Release me, release me, ah, release me
-Pearl Jam, song “Release”

“Therefore the Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything. Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has but doesn’t possess, acts but doesn’t expect. When her work is done, she forgets it. That is why it lasts forever.” –Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu (Stephen Mitchell translation)

“Make me an instrument of you peace…grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love…” –The Peace Prayer Of Saint Francis

What happens if you release…

…the need to be right?

…the need to be thanked?

…the need to be praised?

…the need to be remembered?

…the need to feel good?

…the need to make lots of money?

…the need to have power?

…the need to feel secure?

…the need to be certain?

…the need to be assured?

…the need to feel loved?

What are you left with? What would you do?

Do that.

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