Let It Be

How many of us are spending WAY too much time on social media these days? Gobbling up every word, every idea, every comment, every detail, the latest, the scariest, the wisest, the stupidest, the best, the worst…you know what I mean. Feeling things are out of control. Especially our own control.

I have, and I’m having to step back from it now for my own peace of mind and spirit. I am well enough informed now by those whom I trust. I am nearly 79 and have diabetes, so I am choosing to self-quarantine for a while out of an abundance of caution, not out of panic.

Much has been written, much is yet to be written, to either ramp up our fear or to speak calmly about what is real and what is not. Many of us are so angry…and anger is another side of fear. And fear arises when we feel we have no control. So, what to do??? Sometimes an answer shows up without even planning for it. It’s just there.

A song popped into my head this morning after several days of living on eggshells, finding my peace torn to shreds, and my spirit a stranger to me. I leave it with you because it calmed me down, and I recognize myself again. The Beatles made it forever famous, partly because its message transcends time and is true for all time.

If it does the same for you, I am pleased. If it does not, if it means something quite different to you, I encourage you to find your own calming music. Turn it on, close your eyes, sit back and let it wash over you. Over and over if necessary.

Give over to the calm. It makes a difference. 

Most of you know this anyway, but it has been humming itself to me ever since it showed up this morning. Isn’t just the music, it’s the message.

When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, Speaking words of wisdom, “let it be.” And in my hour of darkness, she is standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom, “let it be.”

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be; Whisper words of wisdom, Let it be.

And when the brokenhearted people living in the world agree, There will be an answer, let it be. For though they may be parted, there is still a  chance that they will see There will be an answer, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be, Yeah, there will be an answer, Let it be. Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be. Whisper words of wisdom, Let it be.

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me, Shine on ’til tomorrow, let it be. I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be, Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Paul McCartney – who wrote this after having a dream in which his mother, Mary, came to him when he was troubled, and spoke those three words to him, as well as the words, “It’s going to be OK. Don’t worry.” That’s how Paul explained its origin.

Peace to you all, my friends. We shall get through this together.