Grasping Vs Allowing: How to Make the Better Choice
Years ago, I read Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach and kept this quote by Edward Carpenter from his poem The Lake of Beauty on my fridge for years,
‘Let your mind be quiet, realising the beauty of the world, and the immense, the boundless treasures that it holds in store. All that you have within you, all that your heart desires, all that your Nature so specially fits you for — that or the counterpart of it waits embedded in the great Whole, for you. It will surely come to you. Yet equally surely not one moment before its appointed time will it come. All your crying and fever and reaching out of hands will make no difference. Therefore do not begin that game at all.’
I’d like to say I followed that advice perfectly. I did not. I’d like to say I mostly followed that advice. I did not.
But today, I get it. Everything I’m looking for and wishing for is surely on its way to me and it does not require my grasping for it, trying to make it come sooner.
The beauty of this sentiment is that my grasping will make no difference at all.
If there is something for me to do, I will get an insight that will inspire my action, but otherwise, I can just let it happen as it’s meant to, trusting that it will.
Because it has, repeatedly, in my life. I find examples everywhere.
So, I don’t need to ‘begin that game at all.’. And that’s a huge sigh of relief!
Try this ONE thing
Is there something you’d like to quit grasping for and just allow it in, without all your handwringing and efforting? Take a moment to find examples where it was happened, count them, and then make the decision to trust it will keep on happening, even for that thing you so desperately want.
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