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Lent and the Strangeness of Letting Go

Tuesday Mar 10 2009

   By Shae Hadden | Bio
I’ve been looking for a way to be free all my life. My entire search has, unfortunately, been focused on the practical aspect of ‘holding on’ to whatever I thought would give me freedom: a belief in some system or way of thinking, money, possessions, favorite books that contained ideas that were ‘liberating’, any activity that loosened up my body and mind, people I loved. But now almost nothing is certain in my life, and a deep desire to let go of my attachments to everything and everyone propels me forward.[Read More]

Written by eldering at Fearless Aging

Tagged with: freedom lent letting_go surrender wisdom

Life at the Growing Edge

Tuesday Oct 28 2008

   By Shae Hadden | Bio
Several years ago, a wise 93-year-old man named Hayden shared with me his principles for living life “at the growing edge”. He had printed them on cards, in the shape of a bookmark, and distributed them to everyone who engaged in meaningful conversation with him. Today, as I’m recovering from the first major surgery I’ve ever had, I was drawn to reflect on a couple of them again. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if I shared them with you now:[Read More]

Written by eldering at Fearless Aging

Tagged with: choice compassion growing health letting_go responsibility

The Lightness of Being

Wednesday May 21 2008

   By Shae Hadden | Bio
The green-crested hummingbird is at my window again this morning, hovering in mid-air sunshine and snatching bits of food from the plants as they begin to bud. He appeared in my life a few weeks ago, and has been coming back every day without fail. Today his weightlessness seems like a metaphor for a new way of Being.[Read More]

Written by eldering at Learning

Tagged with: being choice letting_go lightness limits past

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