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.
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.