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Curitiba, 16 de Setembro de 2019
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ícone I let the world go to hold your hand

Until your arrival, the world carried me and I carried the world and nothing more…

So many attractions, so many possibilities, so many distractions…

Curious, but, having possibilities is, at the same time, having everything and having nothing, because being able to choose paths is not yet to walk.

However, when you arrived, everything changed.

I let go of the world to hold your hand.

I have decided that the things of the world can wait, and while they wait I will go ahead and go with you.

Holding your hand is finding meaning in life, it is realizing that when we walk together we walk better.

To hold your hand is to surrender to something bigger than me, for “we” will always be grander than just “me”.

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When we form a new family we leave many things behind. Many speak of losses.

When we exchange I for we, we are invited to develop innumerable virtues of the soul, virtues that are fundamental for our happiness.

Many people claim that they set aside dreams to invest in their children´s life project. Things they would love to be or do that are now on the side.

They understand that these are such losses or sacrifices.

Throughout our maturation, we came to realize that many of these dreams were selfish, empty or lackinbg in livelihood. They were desires of an immature, inexperienced heart and nothing else.

Many of our yearnings that we left by the way would get us nowhere, or make us as happy as we can now be with this great job we have embraced.

We talk about professions or trades we would have liked to pursue, career investments that we missed out on, but would such applications of time and work be as valuable as the ones of the family?

Maybe yes, maybe not.

And why not understand the family as a craft? As on the career investment? The career of good men and women?

It is not the great discoveries of Science and technology, that make the world better. Our mistake. It is the self-improvement and the improvement of relationships that have the transforming power.

If we cut only the intellect we can be considered intelligent, advanced, however, without morality we will always be unhappy.

Family is the field of moral development, and when we let go on the things of the world, especially the futile, ephemeral things, to hold in the hand of the walking brothers, we begin the true journey to soul development.

Before we mourn what we have left behind, let us look at what we are building for the future.

*   *   *

I let go of the world to hold your hand.

I have decided that the things of the world can wait, and while they wait I will go ahead and go with you.

Holding your hand is finding meaning in life, it is realizing that when we walk together we walk better.

To hold your hand is to surrender to something bigger than me, for “we” will always be grander than just “me”.

Spiritist Moment Team
August 30, 2019.

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