Letting Go!

One of the things I have realised recently is I can hold on to different aspects of life (quite – [OK very] – tightly sometimes as well). Some of these aspects include my ideas, beliefs and opinions.

As I go deeper in to the reflection process I have found myself in, I can see how some of these areas became part of my identity, because I made a judgement around the way life should be.

However, bit by bit, I am learning to let life be as it is, let go of these expectations and become more flexible. This is easier said than done, however as I continue to do my own work around my spiritual development, I came across this story by Tanzen called the Muddy Road. These gifts keep me going! In-joy xx


Tanzen – the Muddy Road

Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. As they came around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross at an intersection. “Come on, girl,” said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud. Ekido did not speak until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he could no longer restrain himself. “We monks don’t go near females,” he told Tanzan, “especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?” “I left the girl there,” said Tanzan. “Are you still carrying her?”




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