Letting go of all

“If we really want to get rid of suffering, completely and totally, then clinging has to go. The spiritual path is never one of achievement; it is always one of letting go. The more we let go, the more there is empty and open space for us to see reality. Because what we let go of is no longer there, there is the possibility of just moving without clinging to the results of the movement.” Meditating on No-Self, A Dhamma Talk Edited for Bodhi Leaves, by Sister Khema, Buddhist Publication Society

I think I’ve gotten fairly good at letting go of things. Right now, I am bored.  I am not clinging to any idea or activity. I am not suffering. Emotionally, I feel fine. Physically, I could just lie down and take a nap. Perhaps I have so successfully made my life drama-free that I hardly know what to do with myself. All I am seeking at this point is to stay awake.

Talking to a friend, I started to look at this time in my life as a time to reinvent myself. That’s a good way of looking at it. Now that school is over, I can do things more at my own pace. I wonder what that is like.

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About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

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