Photo by Ken Raveill

Remember the last scene in the movie version of Grease where John Travolta and Olivia Newton John fly off into the beautiful blue enchanted sky in their red classic convertible to places far, far away where we believe they will live happily ever after? I don’t know about you, but we walked out of that movie hand in hand with silly ear-to-ear grins feeling that life sometimes just doesn’t get any better! Such sparkling, dazzlingly happy moments seem to be a type of magnetic force field that vibrate through you as you drive from bridge to bridge down The Keys! It’s hard not to notice the synchronicity of the Beatle’s tune playing on the radio in their unforgettable style,

“Let It Be. Let It Be. Let It Be. Let It Be.
There Will Be An Answer.
Let It Be…”

It occurs to this muse mind that “Let It Be” is one and the same as “Let It Go”. Are Bridges our symbol for letting go of the Past while simultaneously letting the Future “BE”? Does the rhythmic cadence of the ride, the warm sun on our faces, the humongous pelican which has joined us, gliding alongside our car in a perfect parallel symmetry, whisper in bold dramatic splashes of sensory perfection, “Hey You! Do you get it yet? The Present Moment! It’s not a bad place to BE?” HMMmmmm.

So…why is it so damn hard to harness the power of ourselves to stay in The Present Moment and let the other stuff (yes, I know, it’s very important stuff) go? Museologies owes a debt of gratitude to many magnificent minds who ponder this very subject. But on this particular afternoon, Guy Finley’s impressive work, THE SECRET OF LETTING GO seems to be appropriate and relevant to bridging the keys to life. On Page 9, Mr. Finley dares us to proceed with the discovery of learning TO LET GO and writes,

“…Let the following special insights speed you on your way.

*Letting go of yourself is letting go of your problems, for they are one and the same.
*Go along with your longing to be limitless.
*Uncovering what is wrong must always precede the discovery of what is right.
*You can only be as free as you are willing to be truthful about yourself.
*Letting Go is strictly and inside job.
*There is nothing hidden in the world from the man who will reveal himself to himself.
*You can live from true intelligence or with self-insistence.
*Letting Go takes no strength…only a willingness to see the need for it.
*We can never act any higher toward a situation than our understanding of that situation.
*Letting Go is the natural release which always follows the realization that holding on hurts.
*Unhappiness does not come at you, it comes from you.
*Defeat comes from clinging to solutions that don’t work.

*Real freedom is the absence of the self that feels trapped, not the trappings that self acquires to make it feel free. Wanting to learn about yourself while limiting your discoveries to what you want to find is like saying, “I want to see the whole world from my bed.
The only thing you lose when you Let Go of something you are afraid to live without is the fear itself. Be Stronger Than Anything That Frightens You."

I feel better already.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Letting Go is not easy sometimes.