Letting Go of Should’s

Today is one of those days. Perhaps you’re feeling it, too. Maybe, as usual, I’m feeling it a bit ahead of the clients and students I’ll be helping through this phase when it hits more of the Lightworker crowd. In any case, I’m feeling it — that “Really?! You have got to be kidding me that this is even still an issue” feeling — sometimes inside of me and sometimes reflected back in naive, yet predictable ebbs and flows into duality by people who “should” really know better.

Ah, the should’s! What good do they ever do anyone? The angry should’s easily get shushed into more focused positive action, but the sad, shaking my head should’s? For some reason, those feel more difficult to release. And so I ask myself again, “What good is a should?” To my surprise, my very own inner Dr. Seuss responds:

A should would be good,
But it can’t so it shan’t.
Would, yes we would,
That our should’s
Could be good,
But they slog in the muck
And they feel oh so yuck.
Just leave them alone,
Go out on your own.
Who cares if that swan is a duck?

My apologies to the good doctor, whose real prescriptions do seem to work:

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

“It’s a troublesome world. All the people who’re in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot,for the places and people you’re lucky you’re not.”

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

Thanks, Dr. Seuss, I will take these six and call you in the morning. And as for this: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” … for today, I will simply assert: “In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”

Much better! I think those should’s just pooped out with the butterflies, and butterflies are free.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Arohanui (Big Love)…. I love fantasy too.. was just reminded of Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins this week.. think I will re read just for a giggle! Not to mention a glorious connection to Pan!! xx



  2. Hello, I finished your book many days ago… maybe a week, not sure. Anyway, I put it on the free book shelf and someone picked it up that same day. I wish I could talk to whoever picked it up.

    Your book really made me smile, and it is so much fun to be able to read a book and tell the author it was great.

    I must admit that I went out and brought a watch with many gems after reading the book. (not expensive gems) I asked Raphael to amplify the effects of the gems for one day so I can see if they work. The latch on the watch broke… maybe I can ask him again after I fix it.

    I am not sure if gems are Raphael’s department, but he is always the first angel to come to my mind. I changed my request to asking him to contact the correct department.



    • Posted by laurabruno on March 30, 2012 at 2:34 am

      Thanks so much for letting me know, and Raphael is the cosmic networker, so your idea’s a good one! Cheers and blessings, Laura



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