Renunciation Beyond Control…

Artist Ginger Che

It is necessary that we renounce everything. Yet the nature of this renunciation has usually been misunderstood and its sense of freedom lost. Renunciation does not mean giving up material things in order to gain something spiritual. Renunciation means not taking things up in the first place, not trying to manipulate things or force our preconceptions onto life. What we must give up is our personal will to control life. To do this we must be open, receptive, and responsive to things as they are. We must be in harmony with the movement of life that clings to nothing. Renunciation is not an intended action of giving something up, but the freeing of the mind from ulterior motives. There is nothing we have to give up other than our own anxiety to control things. – David Frawley

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