Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Setting Souls Free

What hubris it is to insist that someone stay around
In case there is still time for us to share some common ground.
We must stop insisting that others stay available on earth
In case we have the time and inclination to share their turf.
Those with whom our souls didn't share much common space
May finally live with us in community in an eternal place.
Let them go if you love them; let them seek their places of peace;
With our insistence that they stay on earth, their anxieties increase.
If they feel that they have fulfilled their missions and balanced their energies,
We must allow their minds, their bodies, and their souls to be eternally set free.


  1. I don't know why mankind chooses hubris when it's so much easier to repent and believe. Like Proverbs 16:18 says, "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."

  2. Again you address a universal problem. I do not wish to be warehoused, and kept on this earth to support some pharmeceudical company, and be a drag on some government program.

    Let me go when I can no longer care for myself.

  3. You've touched on a sensitive and often controversial topic. Death is a beginning. It's a kindness to tell your loved one that it's okay to let go. I've never met a single person who said they wish to be kept alive by artificial means when their soul is straining to be set free.