Monday, May 8, 2017

What does it matter?

What if we could live our days abiding in the principle of "what does it matter?"  For those of us who have experienced the death of a loved one, it is part of the dynamic to not only let them go but that it is alright for them to let go of living.  In other words, permission is given to die.  I have been at the bedside of my mother, my aunt and my mother-in-law as they were laboring in this last part of their journey moving from this world into the next.  It is a time where we meet self and we meet God. 

There may be regrets, grudges, guilt of something done or not done, unforgiveness, unresolved issues, past emotional wounds -  these are just a few of the negatives that can arise to one's consciousness in the review of life lived and now in the throws of letting go.  Just as the birth process brings forth life from within the womb for physical existence, so does the death process release the spirit into the divine spark of eternal existence.

I tend to think that as a person is in the closure of his or her life, there is a question and an answer that comes simultaneously... "what does it matter?"  What does it matter to hold on to a regret in re-living mistakes made.  What does it matter to nurture a grudge until it balloons and metastasizes the offense.  What does it matter to agonize in guilt for something done or not done, becoming a victim of condemning self-worth.  What does it matter to hold on to unforgiveness that creates a toxin of blame and distortion.  What does it matter to worry over unresolved issues that bury perspective.  What does it matter to keep emotional wounds open and raw and cripples the soul.  Isn't it better to let go rather then to store and accumulate burdens in life because in the end - what does it really matter??

Wouldn't it be great to practice the power of "what does it matter" on a daily basis.  Letting go and letting God puts a smile in our day and gives freedom to soar.  

Join me for another visit at The Turn-Up Patch in two weeks on Monday, May 22...


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