October 14

I was looking for an important piece of paper yesterday and couldn’t find it amongst all the stacks of useless stuff on and around my desk. That cinches it! I will definitely begin letting go today. I had to ask myself, though, “Why do I cling to what is so useless? Is it because I might need it in the future? Does it provide security somehow?” And, “When it comes right down to it, what is needed in the long run, anyway? If the pieces of paper are reminders of something and I can’t find them, what good it that?” It makes me laugh at my foolishness.

yoga tree

yoga tree

October 15

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Teresa of Avila. She was a master of detachment, of letting go. What a shining example for us who want to be free of encumbrances! She reminds me that the attachments I carry hinder my freedom and my progress in this life. And two things I value greatly are freedom and growth. So, moment-by-moment, I will strive to let go and accept what is.

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to security

  1. Heather Rautio says:

    I love it! I just went through and cleared at least 1/2 of my wardrobe … most went in the trash, some was donated to Purple Heart. Then I went through the rest of my house and found a few more things to add to Purple Heart. I have been doing some massive purging over the past year, so I was surprised to find more to purge…. felt good!! 🙂


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