letting go

That old September feeling… of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air…. Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer.
Wallace Stegner

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Gandhi

“Detachment, properly understood, means freedom, inner freedom. And, although it is not a word Jesus used, detachment expresses very well an important element in his spirituality: the ability to let go. In the Christian tradition this has been spoken of as “purity of heart” or as the process of becoming “poor in spirit.”
― Albert Nolan

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(a persimmon ripens in a September sun / Julie cook / 2015)

Wandering recently on an off beaten path, I was sweetly reminded that my very soul was gently slipping into a quieting and calming pool of serenity.
I basked in the overwhelming stillness.
Lovingly engulfed, I was warmly embraced as I found myself caught up in the slowing down of one season as it began the transitioning and metamorphosing into something new, different and welcoming.
I exhaled.
And happily felt myself letting go. . .

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(persimmons ripen in a September sun / Julie cook / 2015)

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(persimmons ripen in a September sun / Julie cook / 2015)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9

9 comments on “letting go

  1. As always, this is beautiful. Your writings always touch a place in the soul that is common to us all. Thank you for that!!!

  2. Lynda says:

    What a gift solitude can be! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

  3. Melissa says:

    I just exhaled…

  4. And oh I’m so so ready to let go of summer and to have summer let go of us! Are you practicing your Irish jigs, missy? Love, N 🙂 ❤

  5. Love this. Needed a reminder to let go and let God. Thanks.

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