One Foot on the Brakes…

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? Mary Manin Morrissey

Meditation: Holding onto resentment costs a lot of energy. Hurt, fear, painful memories often hunt us. Letting go is easier said than done. Letting go is often not a one-time act, it is a long journey. Many use friends or therapists as confidants on this journey of releasing those old things that hold us back from a new life. And yet, as we let go of the brake, as we no longer allow our resentment to hold us down, then we feel the relief of forgiveness…and new life springs forth…

Prayer: God of Serenity and of New Beginnings, help us search for the sprouts of new life in the present instead of remaining entangled in the poisonous wilderness of our past. Help us release what is not ours. Help us forgive were injustice was done to us or to those we love. Make a way out of the old. Let us feel the relief as we let go of those persons and those things we cannot change. Give us the Grace to forgive and accept our life as it was and is. Fill us with new energy, freed from old burdens. Empower us to create our life as it can be. And we are grateful. Amen

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19