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Let Go of the Rope

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.” – Lao Tzu

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” – Havelock Ellis

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” – Havelock Ellis

Summer reminds me of waterskiing the beautiful lakes and rivers in Minnesota. Walking out of work after another thick day, “let go of the rope” came to mind. When you start losing your balance waterskiing, you naturally let go of the rope so you don’t get pulled under and dragged along. A vivid reminder of releasing and letting go of the day, finding a renewed balance.

We think that we should hold tight no matter what, even if it drags us under. There’s no heroism or strength in stupidity and stubbornness. When you get off balance and start to fall, let go of the rope. You’ll float.

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. optimisticgladness #


    June 19, 2013
  2. Remembering this and reminding myself of this daily. Thanks!

    June 19, 2013
  3. Love this. So true. Though we are so afraid to do it.

    June 19, 2013
    • And when we take the first step out and do it we know its true.

      June 20, 2013
  4. I love your pearls of wisdom!!

    June 20, 2013
  5. ly #

    I needed that advice today.

    June 20, 2013
  6. mvobsession #

    Again you hit the nail on the head with this post… how do you do that 🙂

    June 20, 2013
    • My posts are me talking to myself to remind me what’s important when I forget. When they resonate with others, it’s more proof that we all have things in common – struggles and victories.

      June 20, 2013
  7. river mama #

    Letting go, is a way of finally surrendering and trusting! It is in the trust that we can finally breathe. Thank you for this. m.

    June 23, 2013

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