Contemplation Day19

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 19

Fret not where the road will take you. Instead concentrate on the first step. That is the hardest part and that is what you are responsible for. Once you take that step let everything do what it naturally does and the rest will follow. Don’t go with the flow. Be the flow.“* 


Today we affirm: I release worry and control. I embrace trust and the knowing that all is well.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, … John 14:1

Today’s rule reminds us : “Once you take that step let everything do what it naturally does and the rest will follow. Don’t go with the flow. Be the flow.” 

I find it amazing how apt the Lent reading and the daily Rules are. <3 I think it is the hardest lessons of Life, trusting Life, that there is a greater plan than mine. Partly because of the chaos I grew up in, partly because of the lies of the regime, I became a major controller. I did not only control my life – or tried anyway – but that of others too. 

For the longest time, I believed that I was proactive, focused, resilient, and accountable, all the good stuff that coaching and personal development seminars/courses inspire you to do. I did not, however, notice that I was often going against the Flow of Life. My way or the high way, so to speak.  Later, I noticed, that  it was when I ran into a lot of issues. That’s when I thought that problems are there to be tackled. Until, I got really tired of fighting Life. I know better now! 🙂

Fighting life is the ultimate control of my will. 

According to a spiritual teaching in order to find true contentment, one must learn to enter the Flow of Life by releasing control. It is not the same as becoming a victim of circumstances. It is simply allowing Life to guide me to places where I can fulfill my nature and gain the most valuable experiences. I still have free-will that I can exercise: my attitude, the speed of my ‘flow’ are amongst the elements of my free will.

Honestly, it is still hard for me to ‘flow’ with Life. I am still learning to humble myself at the greatness and magnificence of the Divine Presence, that is the Flow itself. My  learning is respect: respecting Life, respecting myself, respecting others just as we all are.

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. 

Source of heart picture, click