Begin Letting Go Of Feeling Trapped in Life

When it comes to how to be peaceful, feeling trapped in life can be difficult and nauseating. We get that tug at us saying that there’s something else I should be doing, or that I don’t belong here, in this place, in this career or job, in this relationship, or whatever it might be. We long to end that self-imprisonment and feeling trapped in life.

The Holy Spirit–your inner Guide, Who will free you if you listen to his calling, teaches us the difference between imprisoning our mind, or being free. Have you ever at times told yourself you were free, when deep within you could feel the chains binding you to something?

Your ego mind may be mumbling inside your brain right now, wondering what the heck am I talking about.

The truth is we do imprison ourselves.

Consider how the world teaches us the meaning of “hard work.” We like to apply the word “work” to the things we think the world rewards us for, making us feel accepted.

On the other hand you also may have a voice in your heart saying, “Yah, I know what he means here.”

How about a “hard day’s work” or “a long week at work”? Is “work” really what is required?

Most of my adult life I have had a passion for the game of golf. I have met many wonderful people and formed terrific friendships due to my participation in this Godsend of a sport. These individuals know who they are, and I send my greetings to them through my book series.

With golf, the object is to smack the little ball around the course and into a small hole, using the least amount of smacking (called strokes) as possible. The lowest score is a winner. Anyone who understands the game of golf realizes it can be frustrating at times.

That was until my good-ole friend Ronnie talked some sense into me.

It has been perceived by golfers gradually over time, since golf began a few centuries ago, that in order to lower your average score, called a handicap, you should “work” on your game. This should entail consistent practice and ongoing lessons from a golf professional.

Ron always seemed to enjoy golf for the game it was meant to be, regardless of his score, and he could care less about any such practice. He would often see me at the driving range, which can be fun in itself. With me it was a constant grinding on my golf swing to shave a few strokes from my handicap.

One day Ron said to me, “Jim, why do you work so hard at playing a game?” He earnestly talked to me, over time, about just “playing” the game and letting go of the work. His words gradually sent me out to play without worrying so much about my outcome.

We imprison ourselves with “work” in order to gain freedom, love, money, and faith.

Wait, there’s more.

In other words, there was a time when I was much too serious. I would try to force an outcome.

Doesn’t the ego mind teach us that we must sacrifice “this” in order to get “that”, only leading to feeling trapped in life?

Need I say that my scores and handicap improved naturally, and that I was having fun without the work?

Another friend, and low handicapper as well, Dirty Mike, always said, “Let’s all go out today and shoot lights out, by having fun.” (You are probably wondering how Dirty Mike got his name. All I can tell you is that it has something to do with being “dirty” in a playful manner.)

But I promised Mike years ago I would keep the secret. It is his secret and is part of what keeps him a fun-loving friend.

Like me, Dirty Mike was no angel either when it came to giving up his soul to the competition; he and I were always at each other’s throat in grudge matches.

Dirty Mike was quick to turn around any ego-based wrong-minded thoughts of feeling trapped in life that led him away from the pure joy of the competition. He is able to shift them into right-minded thoughts and aligning the competitiveness in him with the real reason for being on the golf course to begin with. And how to be peaceful and not feeling trapped in life

Mike was able to take the competition to a level that still kept it enjoyable for him.

He earnestly talked to me, over time, about just “playing” the game and letting go of the work. That was by far the best golf lesson I ever had.

To letting go of the ego mind

Realizing The Love Affair Of Mental Power As Your Inner Power

Considering inner power of the mind, here’s a brief story of mental power or inner power is told of the late, world-renowned golf champion Ben Hogan, who was playing in a Ryder Cup match in the 1950s.

In those days, the Ryder Cup was a team event between the United States and Britain.

Hogan, an American player, was on the driving range before a match, fine-tuning his golf swing, and was known by all the other golfers as loving to “grind” ball after ball on the range. He was pounding his driver out there, about 230 yards on the fly with a slight left-to-right direction of his ball flight, called a “fade.”.

A member of the British team happened to be watching Hogan practicing and said to him, “I say, Ben, I believe I could help you with a bit of advice to correct that fade of yours.” Hogan did not reply, nor did he acknowledge the golfer’s presence. In all of his mental power it was as though Hogan didn’t know he was there.

The Brit blurted out again, “I say, Ben–oh Ben, did you hear me? I say, Ben, if you ‘d drop your right hand a bit under the grip you ‘d be able to cure that fade.”

Hogan did not reply, nor did he acknowledge the golfer’s presence. In all of his mental power it was as though Hogan didn’t know he was there.

One thing about golf is that it does grab your spirit and does require mental power. His caddy was standing out there with a baseball mitt, catching each shot and placing the balls on a stack. His caddy did not have to move, due to the accuracy and precision of each shot Hogan made. One right after another, as spectators were amazed.

Hogan knew nothing was impossible for him and while exercising inner power Hogan continued to pound ball after ball like a machine, directly into his caddy’s baseball mitt, as a good-sized pile of balls grew at his side.

In the middle of Hogan’s golf swing, he softly spoke to the British player: “Why do I need a cure? You don’t see my caddy moving, do you?”.

Miracles tell us that it is only the awareness of the body that makes love seem limited.

Once the job is complete, bad or good, you return your attention and state of mind to the camaraderie of your playing companions. An avid, serious golfer will often spend countless hours on the driving range, grinding away at a particular aspect of his or her game. Often this can be considered or compared to “going within.”

I’d like to offer you these words for meditation or prayer:

I rule my mind, which I alone must rule.

I began learning the game of golf as a teenager and continued through my adult life. One thing about golf is that it does grab your spirit and does require mental power. There are times while playing a round of golf when, even if just for a moment or two, you leave all distractions behind while focusing on the execution of a particular shot.

Without a doubt, mental power or inner power is the supreme benefit available to the one’s spirit, but let’s not miss the point that the real truth is developing psychic abilities, or how to gain spiritual power is not a lonely affair, but more so this divine inner power is a love affair.

Many might think of attaining mental power or inner power in selfish terms, but how to gain spiritual power and transformation of self is not difficult to do nor is inner power egocentric.

In those terms, the notion of inner or developing psychic abilities becomes the avenue many take for success in life.

To your inner powe