A Reflective Pause

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”       — Lao Tzu

Mystical thoughts intrigue me. They make sense but only when the context is right. It’s a challenge to the reader or recipient of a deep thought, to consider whether or not the thought is true, untrue, useful or a waste of time. This brain stimulation, in and of itself, may be the best contribution of the difficult phrase because, at least for me, it pulls out thoughts about ideas I might not otherwise consider. I think that’s why I like poetry and proverbs.

I certainly agree that when I let go of my current opinions about limitations, I open up possibilities to become more capable and useful. On the other hand, doing a brain-dump on the acquired experiences of my life to this point may not only be a stupid idea, it may also not be possible in the first place. So at least for me, attempting change in isolation from others I trust, is not a good idea. Bouncing things off close friends, especially when there are no “strings” and I am sure they want the best for me, regardless what I might or might not choose to do or become is, in my opinion, the best way forward.