Contemplation Day7

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 7

Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! It is easy to be grateful when all is well. A Sufi is thankful not only for what he has been given but also for all that he has been denied.”* 


Today’s affirmation:  I give thanks for every opportunity
to grow and evolve

As I was contemplating on Rule No7 and today’s Lent message, I realized that …

Rule No7 could not have come at a better time. I am going through some challenges with work that is giving me plenty of opportunity to learn to make new decisions and let go of old beliefs.

In the meantime, however, I am both exhausted and upset (mostly with myself). I spend countless hours trying to figure out how to respond differently, but the truth is that most of what is happening around me is not my creation. I am only a ‘suffering’ bystander to others’ drama. 

Since I am in no position to change matters, I’d better go with the flow and count my blessings. Every situation has silver-linings and this is no exception. Today, I will spend time in silent contemplation and make a list of the elements of this situation that I am actually grateful for.

I have done gratitude journaling and I have also run Gratitude Art-journaling classes (click for more info), so I know very well how beneficial thankfulness is for both body and soul. 

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