Though it's no longer my birthday, I found this little piece on my desktop this afternoon and felt it should be shared. Hope you enjoy.
It's my birthday and for the first time this year it’s warm enough to sit outside. As I’m walking out with my writing book, I hear “go get Hilda’s Saint’s Alive book – there’s a message for you”. I got it and walked out to the river wall and stood there feeling quite exhilarated.
Usually on my BD I’m a bit glum that here I am getting older and I haven’t done anything yet. That is a lie, of course. I know that, through God’s Grace, I've done some very good things and there’s a lot more to do. I go back to the table to write and open to this passage in Hilda’s book: “You don’t have to do pranayama, concentration, meditation or contemplation. You only have to let go of your fetters and everything happens right.”
May I, may we all, surrender with abandon to letting go of any and all fetters! Thank You, Hilda.