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” In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.

It will be a permanent Self, rooted in awareness and creativity.

Once you have captured this you have captured the world.”

~ Deepak Chopra

I’m inspired by Deepak Chopra’s words today.

When I was searching for an image to use, I come across photos of playful girls letting go of balloons. This is not what it feels like to let go of our persona and who we have always believed we are.
Surrendering to the unknown beyond our ego mind is a journey that is rarely filled with light hearted balloons. There is loss and sorrow.

Yet, on the other side, the world unfolds with clarity … with a smile and a different kind of balloon. 🎈

40 comments on “Capturing the World

  1. These are good words, I think, too. Just as I had felt I became a real, full fledged adult, I am aware I’m becoming an old woman. The skin, the hair, the muscles, the mind, all are changing and confounding me at times. If there is a permanent self, its identity likely shifts gender and context over the eons. Hopefully I am moving in the right direction.,

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  2. Beautiful post, Val. The image you selected is perfect. xo

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  3. Do not delay; the golden moments fly! ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  4. I like the apparent lightness of a balloon, Val. Sums up letting go nicely.

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  5. soulspeak

    Reblogged this on Beaming Light and commented:
    Up Up and Away….A beautiful balloon

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  6. soulspeak

    Deeply feeling today, thank you Val, Namaste’

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  7. I am grateful for your honesty and attentiveness, Val, to the true process of letting go…and the reminder of the beauty and reward that follows.

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  8. Brings to mind that old saying, “Less is More”. Well done, Val!

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  9. Lovely post, Val. Letting go seems to be the process we undertake after a few decades of collecting. It’s a process and the lighter load feels good. 🙂

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  10. Perfectly said! There is so much sorrow for loss… and yes the clarity on the other side eventually makes up for it.

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  11. Very thought-provoking , Val.
    Do you think there is ever more than a fleeting ‘clarity?’

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    • Good question Jean. When there is a knowing it is there – even when we don’t sense it – it becomes enduring. Something to keep coming back to, whether we are meditating or being with nature. At these times, we know we are a part of something bigger that our small self… and we can let go. 💛

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  12. Letting go rises our energy and from there like the balloon, we see a higher perspective. Beautiful Val, Happy Easter 🍀💕🍀

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  13. I needed this today. Thank you, dear Val. 💕

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  14. Thank you for sharing this Val, I need it today 🙂
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  15. Rooted in awareness. Like that.

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  16. permanent floating
    smile 🙂

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  17. Very inspiring post, Val. perfect reminder for me today ❤

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  18. So wise and beautiful…. in the process of letting go, I have become a better person, I ´d say… If someone else is involved it could be hard, because we might want to say many things. But knowing that there is no need to “explain or prove” things is also part of a growing, self-confident experience (and saves headaches and time too!) 😀 Hugs dear Val! 😉

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  19. Love Deepak anything, his words always resonate thanks for sharing Val.

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