Contemplation Day13

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 13

“Try not to resist the changes, which come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”*


Today’s affirmation: I am one with the good in every needed form; satisfaction is mine.

As I was contemplating on Rule No13 and today’s Lent message, I realized that …

I spent most of my adult life being dissatisfied. Somehow, I could never meet my own expectations that I suppose is what was expected of me as a child. It can be difficult to release dissatisfaction when we don’t know that we are dissatisfied. I was always expected to ‘do better’.

Today, what caught my attention was the Gibran quote:

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice. Khalil Gibran

What could he mean? I cannot know for sure. I guess, Gibran reminds me to see the silver-lining and realize my unfoldment in Spirit as I look back upon my life. One ‘living’ is the actual happenings of our life. The second ‘living’ is the events in the underlying current of Spirit and our unfoldment on our Soul-journey.

Because I was always expected to do well, how I did was never enough for me. It resulted in a sense of ‘I have not achieved anything in my life’. Today, I am releasing the ‘dis’ from dissatisfaction with a sense of glee. As a result, I am allowed to stand free from the impossible expectations and I can see more clearly the path I have walked and the person I have become. I am proud of myself.  <3 

What did you discover by contemplation on this rule and Lent reading?

in Loving and with many Blessings,
Rev Kudlik

Please note that though I may use ‘him’ or ‘his’ pronouns to talk about God/the Divine, it is only because the English language does not have a gender neutral pronoun. ‘They’ sounds odd to me to use and ‘it’ sounds lifeless. 

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