40 Days of Love – Day40


40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 40

A life without Love is of no account. Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western. Divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water.”


Palm Sunday, Start of the Holy Week

Palm Sunday is celebrated as Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem when his followers waved palm branches and shouted hosanna.

The ultimate letting go

In the final week of Jesus’ life, which we commemorate as Holy Week starting today, we see him letting go in all the ways we have discussed: letting go of ego, of others’ approval, of worry, of fear, and of needing to be seen as right. We also see him letting go of outcomes, letting events unfold without his interference, trusting in his highest good.

How hard can it be, right?

Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water. Rule 40

Today’s rule reminds us again the real meaning of Love. I seems to me that Love that encompasses everything we are and everything we are surrounded with, may mean something different to us all. Depending on our Karmic lessons and our individual circumstances, we may experience God’s Love differently. Most people I know identify this ‘Love’ with freedom. I can relate to that. Some calls ‘Love’ ‘kindness’, some ‘acceptance’. I am realizing now that Love maybe the ultimate letting go. 

But letting go of what?

I think it is control. Control stems in fear. Fear is what Love isn’t. Jesus’ story is our ultimate ‘letting go’ story. You may not believe that Jesus was a human being at some point in history, and it is just fine. Can you the greatest spiritual journey in his story? Can you see this story as a reminder that in order to get closer to our most precious Essence that is of the Divine, we must let go of everything that isn’t; everything that isn’t Love.

The rules finished with Palm Sunday. We are welcomed to the house of ‘Love’ where we are asked to spend a week contemplating on the real meaning of Love for us and what it is that is not Love that we are asked to let go of.

Every day, we can spend some time, any time in silent contemplation on what it is that I need to let go of so to get closer to myself and God? When you find something, just say, I let you with compassion. I am no longer afraid of you.

“Trying to control the world?
I see you won’t succeed.

The world is a spiritual vessel
And cannot be controlled.

Those who control, fail.
Those who grasp, lose.

Some go forth, some are led,
Some weep, some blow flutes
Some become strong, some superfluous,
Some oppress, some destroyed.

Therefore the Sage,
Casts off extremes,
Casts off excess,
Casts off extravagance.”

― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


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)