Saturday, 25 August 2012

Some Saturday soul food: Mooji

                                   Source: via Jane on Pinterest

My goodness, winter is really leaving with a bang tonight in rain-soaked old Hobart Town! Only yesterday, we were in shorts and T-shirts. Crazy. Joshie's soccer team won again today in a close match in the mud. Next week is the season's last. It'll be great to get our Saturdays back again ☺.

Tonight I've chosen something by the Jamaican mystic, Anthony Paul Moo-Young (known as Mooji), born in 1954. 
Throw everything away, forget about it all!   
You are learning too much, remembering too much, trying too hard. 
Relax a little bit, give life a chance to flow its own way, unassisted by your mind and effort.   
Stop directing the river’s flow!
I *get* this. Well, maybe not the first line but everything else hits the mark. 

I am such a work-in-progress after spending so much of my life over-thinking and second-guessing things.  

Over the years, I've spent so much energy and time trying to gain control in situations where it's been well nigh impossible. I've ended up exhausted and frustrated.

Realising that there are very few things in my control has been a huge watershed for me. 

Especially over the past year or so, I've let some things drift, not worried about others as much or even at all and just tuned out to others.

And the world has still kept turning. Crazy, I know!

So I know Mooji is talking sense. Time for me to lighten up some more and just be.

Tell me - do you also try too hard sometimes? Or does going with life's flow come naturally to you? Can you leap with abandon into the unknown like the girls above? I'm interested to hear all your insights - I love seeing how beautifully you Planetarians share what you've learnt in life here.
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