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Letting Go

You must let go of your restlessness, your excessive curiosity, your longing for success, and your habit of collecting things that stroke your ego.

The best way to let go of these things is to cultivate an inner silence where you may come to experience your Lord's presence. If you do this every day of your life, you will make real progress in denying yourself.

Sitting in your Lord's presence will calm you, soften your temper, humble your know-it-all attitude, and restrain your impatience. You will be made aware of your Lord, and the needs of your neighbor. God has blessed you in making you so sensitive. Things that would hardly bother other people touch you to the core. You are troubled or pleased by nothing halfway! But I warn you to guard yourself against your likes and dislikes since they are so passionately expressed.