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           of Letting Go
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Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your
body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns,
yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any
of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about
clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell
you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be
given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
--Matthew 6:25-29, 33-34
New American Bible
Let Your Light Dawn in Our Minds
O God, let fear die and conviction be born in our
lives.
Let Your light dawn in our minds as the day
dawns on the earth.
Let us not be so busy hurrying into the future and
worrying about the past that we lose
today---the only one we have.
And help us do what we know we have to do
today, and leave tomorrow to You.
--Marian Wright Edelman
From 'Bedside Prayers'
June Cotner, HarperSanFrancisco
Often we want to be able to see into the future. We say, "how
will next year be for me? Where will I be five or ten years from
now?" There are no answers to these questions. Mostly we have
just enough light to see the next step: what we have to do in the
coming hour, or the following day. The art of living is to enjoy
what we can see and not complain about what remains in the
dark. When we are able to take the next step with the trust that
we will have enough light for the step that follows, we can walk
through life with joy and be surprised at how far we go. Let's
rejoice in the little light we carry and not ask for the great beam
that would take all shadows away.
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--Henri J. Nouwen (1932-1996)
'The Dance of Life: Weaving Sorrows and Blessings into One Joyful Step'
Ave Maria Press, 2005
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.
--Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)
Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist
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Let healing energy flow through your body.
The healing energy of God, the Universe, life,
and recovery surrounds us. It is available,
waiting for us to draw on it, waiting for us to
draw it in. It's waiting at our meetings or groups,
on the words of a whispered prayer, in a gentle
touch, a positive word, a positive thought.
Healing energy is in the sun, the wind, the rain,
in all that is good.
Let healing energy come. Attract it. Accept it. Let it soak in. Breathe in
the golden light. Exhale. Let go of fear, anger, hurt, doubt. Let healing
energy flow to you, through you.
It is yours for the asking, for the believing.
Melody Beattie, 'The Language of Letting Go'
Hazeldon, 1990
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Okay, since you scrolled all the way down, you get
something extra:
"All that is in me is God, and between me and God
there is nothing but the body."
--Ita von Nellenburg (995-1035 AD)

If you read this, please write to me and let me
know. I'm just curious. You don't win anything...
And now, the Last Word:
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So get on your way.
--Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)
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