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Lessons from Lola: Let It Go

posted by kjackson

Classes with Lola the Pig have begun. I’m sure I will continue to learn more and more lessons from her, but this first one is note worthy (blog worthy?).

Lola communicates….freely. When she sees me from her pen she begins a happy grunting serenade. If I stop to feed the chickens and rabbits before coming to her, the grunting turns to high-pitched oinks. Once I feed her, she is silent ;).

Trying to get Lola in to her harness so she can come out of the pen is traumatic. Think about the screaming child at Wal-Mart…the *really* loud one who is in the grocery area and yet you can hear her from the pharmacy area?  Now multiply that sound by one hundred. Seriously. Lola’s screams are the loudest, most terrifying sounds I’ve ever heard, and I am a mother of three children…one of which was an expert thrower-of-tantrums.

But once the harness is on, the squealing and screaming stop. And she is content. She is happy. She moves on. Lola does not hold a grudge. Although I just did the most horrible thing to her, she forgives and forgets. She follows me with tail wagging. Lola does not allow her walk to be ruined by  memories,  emotions, or thinking over what just happened to her.

And so, today, I learn from Lola… let it go.

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Your friend from the North

posted July 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Or another way to put it is to Live in the moment…forget the bad in the past…it will drive you nuts…don’t worry about the future ;) it will drive you nuts…all you can control and enjoy is right now

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posted July 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

Now if we can let go and trust God BEFORE the screaming fit, think how much emotional energy we could save! But often, I go screeching to the “harness” only to find out it is the beginning of a blessing.

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David-Michael Allen

posted July 26, 2011 at 9:54 am

I understand. Not to make it about me, but I understand, because MS has taught me much about “letting go.” MS, though, is not as charming, friendly, fun as Lola appears to be. :-D

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