Friday, November 29, 2013

To Allow




Thanks to a wonderful audio program on gratitude from author and teacher Angeles Arrien, I have become aware of a universal addiction behavior that has been prevalent in my life: the addiction to the need to know. Arrien talks about how when we have this addiction, we tend to try and drive the outcome, rather than waiting to learn. The other side of this coin is the place I'd rather be: a place of trust, patience, wisdom and flexibility.

Yesterday, my good friend Jana gave me this cool little page from Deepak Chopra's book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. Ever read that book? For real, it's sooo good. According to this nifty little page, on Fridays, we can practice "The Law of Detachment: Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions--allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential and your path to freedom." Thanks Ms. Arrien and Mr. Chopra, you guys reminded me of one of my favorite verbs: to allow.

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