Letting Things Go

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” 
Steve Maraboli,
Life, the Truth, and Being Free


I admire people who can live with just the basics, people who are not tied to anything and can let go of stuff at a moment's notice. Simplicity is wonderful and having less things prevents you from worrying about anything but the basics--like air, food, the right amount of clothes, shelter. In today's world it is so easy to become preoccupied with the next best thing and how to get it, that we overlook the things that we already have. I had to part ways with something that was so precious to me this week, and it was  tough. But giving it up also gave me that sense of relief, of having one less thing to worry about, one less thing to occupy my mind. I read this poem from The Joy of Less by Francine Jay:

The small butterfly moves
as though unburdened by
the world of desire. 

(The Spring of My Life by Kobayashi Issa)

and it is so true. A simple life is life unburdened by unnecessary things. I let go with one small plea to the receiver to please, take care of that thing that you just received, because at one point it meant the world to me. And I guess that was all I needed to allow myself to finally let go. 

 Taken with my Olympus e510




1 comments:

Jeff&Sandy said...

watching too much frozen ehhh! kidding. i really like that you are writing a lot lately joselle :D

 

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