It was my great pleasure to visit Oak Union Baptist Church. I read my book, The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff, and briefly discussed one of the major themes of the book – the process of letting go!!
We had a great time!
To Be at Peace, You Must Release
I visited Oak Union Baptist church last Sunday and gave a talk about the importance of letting go. The major theme of my first published picture book, The Girl Who Carries Too Much Stuff, touches on how it’s important not to place too much value on material things to make us happy, but it’s also important to release the worries we have a habit of clinging to.
Letting go can be incredibly difficult to do, often because we have so very little practice at doing it. Letting go isn’t something that is promoted as valuable in a society that feels it’s more important that someone must pay for the wrongs they’ve committed against us.
I challenge you to consider the fact that the justice we so vigorously seek may never come (at least not in a form to our liking). So what then are we supposed to do? If we continue to replay the hurts, worries, slights, painful moments and episodes over and over again in our minds, who does this ultimately hurt? You guessed it…the one that stares back at us in the mirror each day. Letting go helps to let out dark energy allowing happiness and joy to blow in.
“If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.”