(For the DVD and book giveaways for the "coming through natural disaster" blog topic, please see here.)
"WHEN I LET GO OF WHAT I AM, I BECOME WHAT I MIGHT BE." –The Tao Te Ching. Christians everywhere are observing the season of Lent, a forty-day period of self-sacrifice in preparation for Easter. The practice of giving up comforts, vices, or habits for a time is a feature of many spiritual traditions. It helps us to move on or to understand what is truly important in our lives.
This week, please write about a time you gave up something for a while (or forever), and the how letting go helped you change for the better. Please tag your post letting go blog.
A few bloggers will receive books by Red Room authors:
In her newest book, award-winning television journalist and author Jane Velez-Mitchell (Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell on HLN) shows how Americans need to give up and let go of our addictions, both legal and illegal. In Addict Nation: An Intervention for America "is designed to be a blueprint for change. But, first, we need to wake up to what’s happening."
Clinical psychologist and practicing Buddhist Dr. Pavel Somov's newest book is The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self. In it, Somov "offers meditation techniques and intriguing thought and perception exercises for shedding difficult thoughts and experiences, anger, worry, stress, and feelings of low self-worth."
So post a blog entry today about Red Room's topic of the week
"the time I was I glad I let something go"
For help on how to blog, please see the directions here. We'll choose one of these blog posts to be featured on Red Room's homepage next week. Post your entry by Friday at 10:30 a.m. PST (GMT-08:00) for consideration, and be sure to tag it with the keyword term letting go blog in the Blog Keyword Tags field so we can find it. (Please don't forget the exact tag. For more information about tags, click here.)
Don't miss last week's blog entries about famous, inspiring women. From the the connections one feels from and the inspiration she draws from Gloria Steinem to a remembrance of United States Medal of Freedom honoree who was also the blogger's godmother, Red Roomers educated and moved us with stories of inspiration.
Thanks for blogging!
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room