if you dare, train yourself to look for the lesson in everything. This practice helps you bond with the Universe and Ultimately God. As you make it a habit to realize that everything is a delicate stream of synchronicity you in turn learn to let go. Letting go is an art form. Letting go does not imply a lack of interest or of caring. Letting go allows you to make room to receive all that there is. We miss out out on so many subtleties of life when we hang on too tightly. As you learn to detach expectation from the outcome of your interactions and relationships you are extending the deepest form of respect. Anything you do for someone is not truly altruistic when you expect reciprocation. At first this glance this may seem foolhardy and unfair. However, as you grow and heal, letting go is a beautiful extension of your spirit. You begin to realize that freedom is unconditional love. Love takes many forms. Listening, really listening. Encouraging instead of judging. A smile when you feel like crying because you know the person who insulted you is clueless. Forgiveness is love. Love of yourself because grudges only hurt the one carrying them. Love is also thinking about the bigger picture and the effect you have on others. Bottom line: Love is a responsibility. Detachment on my path is an ongoing process. I try to remember that anything that is not love based, is of the ego. Although the ego is a necessary part of the human experience it is by no means a trustworthy compass, for the ego has tunnel vision. The spirit is limitless, with the capacity to see beyond all that is earthly. I am spirit led. I learned to make friends with my ego but I am now the navigator.

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