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★˚The Way of the Balloon

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[4 min 33 sec]
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The Way of the Balloon [⇒ from video]

If you look at this balloon you can see why it frowns
For there is a string which tethers it down
And it wants to fly, high in the sky
But it can’t snap the string and so it can’t rise.
It pulls left and pulls right but cannot break free.
It begs and pleads, “Oh somebody help me!”
It strains up and up until tired and sore
But cannot get more than a foot off the floor.

It almost gives up; it’s about to surrender,
When something zooms past in a flurry of feathers.
A bird who soars high, a bird that is free!
The balloon shouts, “Wait! Oh, won’t you help me?”
“Know what you hold onto, and then let those things go,”
The bird cries as it zooms off, darting to and fro.

Now, if we zoom in, we can see why the bird said that.
A tiny hand grips the string, so in actual fact,
The string wasn’t holding the balloon, but the balloon held the string
And the balloon had forgotten it could hold anything.
But when he remembers this grip, the frown changes to a smile,
It simply lets go and then shoots up half a mile!
As easy as that, it was free at last,
To play the forgotten game among the birds, clouds and stars,
All around the sky, laughing and playing,
He was back where he belonged and the view was amazing.

And you, who listen to this, are just like this balloon,
Your place could be up there with the stars and the moons.
It’s no different for you, you could be joyful and free
But you’re holding on to so many strings you can’t see.

One string to know about is simply complaining
That things should be different and why is it raining?
One string is caring about what other people think
That you’re weird or a failure or that your breath stinks.
One string is all things that you think you possess
Like your car, or your looks or your postal address
Or your toys and laptops and flip flops and pets
Your photos and career and your money or debts
Of course it is nice to enjoy some of these things
But by clinging too tightly these things become strings.

And enough becomes enough and you’re ready to let go.
But how can you do this when you’re held down so low?
The answer is so simple and the answer is this:
If you can make friends with the NOW then you get your freedom and bliss.
At first this seems hard, there’s so much that seems wrong
But you can’t fight the universe, at least not for long.
So don’t even try, don’t protest and don’t fight
The only way to make a change is to let go and take flight
The now is the key to setting yourself free,
Accepting, enjoying and letting things be.

And you won’t be alone, because humanity is awaking,
And a new earth is ours for the taking.

[♥♫♥✿♥ Hope You Enjoy♥♫♥✿♥

Affirmation Quick Searchaffirmation tags
♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

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Affirmation Quick Searchaffirmation tags
♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

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Affirmation Quick Searchaffirmation tags
♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Affirmation Quick Searchaffirmation tags
♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

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