40 Days of Love – Day32

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 32

Nothing should stand between you and God. No imams, priests, rabbis, or any other custodians of moral or religious leadership. Not spiritual masters and not even your faith. Believe in your values and your rules, but never lord them over others. If you keep breaking other people’s hearts, whatever religious duty you perform is no good. Stay away from all sorts of worship, for they will blur your vision. Let God and only God be your guide. Learn the Truth, my friend, but be careful not to make a fetish out of your truths.”


Today, we are releasing competitiveness and embracing God’s Love for us.

Our Lent Booklet invites us today to release competitiveness by reminding us of a great story from the Bible, the story of Jacob. Jacob was in constant competition with his brother Esau so much so that eventually he had to leave his home because Esau threatened to kill him. Learn more about their story from these two videos below:

We all a competitive streak in us. We are raised to look at the other so to see how valuable or worthy we are. At the same time, competitiveness can inspire us to challenge ourselves to do better, to evolve.

Admitting to the unhealthy way we express our competitiveness, we become like Jacob who lay his head upon a stone and dreamt of a stairway to heaven. As we release an aspect of ourselves that stands in opposition to others, grace reveals the steps to fulfilling the truest desire of our hearts: collaboration.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Today we affirm:  Collaborating with the Divine, my heart’s desires are fulfilled  

Note : My writing is based on the book “40 Rules of Love” by by Elif Shafak (See more about the book here (click)  ( and The Lent booklet by Unity.org 

Personally, I think it is important to find the True meaning behind the word ‘LOVE’,  understand it and experience it as a Spiritual Quality inherently within us. 

I am going to walk this 40-day Lenten journey contemplating on the True meaning of Love, Divine Love, Spiritual Love for me by experimenting with the 40 rules and quotes from the Lent Booklet. Every day, between 

the 14th of February and the 28th of March 2024,

I will post a ‘rule’ from the book ’40 rules of Love’ and an a release idea from the book ’40 days of Let go, Let God – Lent 2024′ by Unity.org. Then, we will contemplate on it and share about it in the UNITY EUROPE Facebook Group (CLICK HERE).

Download the LENT BOOKLET @this link 2024 Lent English 

Let’s walk this journey together!

Join me by …

either reading the daily blogposts I create – SEE THEM HERE (CLICK) – or joining the FACEBOOK GROUP (CLICK) where I am going to share my writings and daily contemplative questions. I will also post a short video/audio material on the daily posts. (click on the buttons below to join)