Monday, February 02, 2009

letting go

I have been struck recenly by the idea that to begin to get what you want, you often have to let go first. This is especially applicable to me as I seem to really enjoy pressuring Ryan in a certain area.

I was listening to music yesterday and was struck by this line from Coldplay's Fix You...

And high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth

I tend to place my worth is what others think of me. Yet, I need to truly let go and place myself in the arms of God, finding my worth in Him! (Not as easy to do as you'd think, but I'm getting better.)

The priest at confession cautioned me that if I kept pressuring Ryan and did get what I wanted, I would forever wonder if the gift was sincere. That was sobering enough for me to make an attitude adjustment.

Here are some more good quotes as well, though mostly unrelated.

Initial enthusiasm is easy. Afterward, though, it is time to stand firm, even along the monotonous desert paths that we are called upon to traverse in this life--with the patience it takes to tread evenly, a patience in which the romanticism of the initial awakening subsides, so that only the deep, pure Yes of faith remains.
Pope Benedict XVI (from Jesus of Nazareth pg 262)

God doesn't require us to succeed, He only requires us to try.
Mother Teresa

Stupidity is also a gift from God, but one mustn't misuse it.
Pope John Paul II

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