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A Letter From A Friend (Pt. 2)

Dear Friend,

How are you? What’s been happening in your life since I last wrote? My life has been full of ups and downs in the past few weeks and I’m writing to share what I’ve learned with you.

Life has an ebb and flow to it. We are not always going to be able to live in a state of extreme joy, bliss and happiness. There are gray days, there are challenges, and there are slips and stumbles along the Path.

Knowing and accepting this is the beginning of wisdom. When we are wise, we know to look for the lesson in the difficult times. When we have wisdom, we know to stay the course on the dark days when we are feeling down and discouraged because like the sun, our hope and faith will rise again. When we are truly wise, we know that love is free and unlimited. When we give it unconditionally, we receive it in even greater measure though it will not always come from those to whom we give it.

My friend, life is not always easy, but it is simple if we wish it to be. It is simple to the extent that we always have a choice. We have a choice between love and fear, between peace and conflict, between faith and doubt. We have a choice when it comes to who we will be in this world. Choose who you want to be and allow this choice to be the foundation of all other choices you make, regardless of what life presents you and what others may say or think. You belong to you and your life is yours to live and to co-create with The Uni-verse.

As life and the Divine plan for each of us unfolds, we can either be HERE now and give our full attention and presence to the gift of this moment, to the conversation at hand, to the breath we are breathing, to the moon and the stars in tonight’s dark blue sky. Or we can let our thoughts take us back to that day back then or that someday when. We can allow ourselves to be carried away and miss the very space in which all of our dreams and experiences are set to unfold. Yes, right here in the NOW is where it all takes place. This moment HERE and NOW is so precious and at the same time, it is passing and will quickly give way to a new one which carries a new promise and possibility.

And for this reason, we must never hold on too tight. To life, to love, to creativity, to time, to riches, material or spiritual. Whatever we have, let us use it up and give it away in the faith that we will always be provided for and that there is no shortage in the supply of all these blessings. Whatever life brings, let us savor it and experience it fully in the knowledge that it is not meant to last forever because though we are here in this world, we are not of it. Yes, we are eternal spiritual beings and we are here on earth for a common purpose: to awaken to our Divine nature, to give, to love, to heal, to learn, to grow, to play, to create, to feel, to share, to serve – together and for the greater good of one another.

These are the lessons I’ve been learning of late and I am glad to be able to share them with you my friend. May this day be your best yet and may we all choose powerfully to be ourselves. May we live fully in this moment and may we always choose peace, faith and love.

Much love,
Chris

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Chris Assaad is a rad singer/songwriter and TDL Reader. Listen to and download his new EP “Into The Light” for FREE here. Check out his website here.

  • Nora

    Thank you, Chris, perfect timing. :) I’m practicing letting go, and it’s not as easy as I hope. But I hold on to letting go, and your words are very helpful.

    Much love!

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

       Glad to hear the message was helpful and timely Nora. Much love!

  • Jcev75

    Thank you for sharing… As I began reading this, I was interrupted by a call from someone whom I deeply care for. They shared something that made me feel really uncomfortable. As I listened to this person, inside I silently asked the Uni-verse to help me remain in love instead of reacting. I am proud to say EGO did not win. I held tight until the end of the call. I made it through. Your story was a blessing from the Uni-verse. After reading, I felt less heavy. I felt the need to still show love regardless of my personal discomfort. Thank You! Be blessed. :-)

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

       That’s beautiful! Happy that the letter helped to keep you in a loving space. Thanks for sharing your experience :)

  • Donaplacy

    Thanks so much for sharing the love and what’s real. I needed to be reminded that even if what I’m experiencing isn’t great, life can still be a great experience and I can always find my joy.

    Dona

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

      Yes! You’re welcome Dona!

  • Hildy

    Beautifully written….thanks Chris !

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

       Thanks Hildy!

  • Renata

    Your letter gave me an immense sense of peace that I am exactly where I need to be right here, right now. My take away is to appreciate my journey and to give of myself.

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

       Beautiful!

  • Gail

    Chris, you write beautifully, such wisdom in your words, “love when we give it unconditionally, we receive it in even greater measure though it will not always come from those to whom we give it.”   how very true.  Like Nora I am trying to let go of something I have held onto for far too long, reading your words truly helps.  thank you,  Gail

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

      Thank you Gail. Learning to let is a lifelong practice and each situation in our lives that challenges us to do so is an opportunity to practice having greater faith and being more loving. Wishing you all the best :)

  • Maribel

    Thank You Chris for such beautiful post! Last year on December 26 you posted the “The Give of acceptance” I printed it out and read it on my bad days. Its been a rough year for me after a bad break up last December. N reading this piece made me cry because I’ve come such a long way but still have yet to let it go. There were days were I couldn’t get out of bed to go to work or even shower. I would read the daily love and read other people comments and it will make me feel better. I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you for making this process easier. I love your blogs.

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

      Thank you Maribel for reading and for sharing yourself so openly. I’m glad that you have found some comfort in The Daily Love and in my posts. Wishing you all the best as you continue to heal and grow. Much love :)

  • Kendriana

    I enjoy reading this blog but the whole “Uni-Verse” entity you guys refer to always
    confuses me a little. I’m Muslim, so I feel
    like this universalist following negates the idea
    of our one God being the sole Creator and Sustainer.

    What is “The Uni-Verse” supposed to be?

    • http://www.facebook.com/mastinkipp Mastin Kipp
      • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

         Thanks bro! You beat me to it ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/Kendriana Kendriana Bre’nay

         Oh, I see, that’s really encouraging!

      • http://www.facebook.com/Kendriana Kendriana Bre’nay

         Actually, I REALLY like that idea. I’m sharing.

  • Brooke

    I love and appreciate all your blogs, thank you so much for your beautiful and powerful words! I loved this post. I always feel so grateful for all I have and I love my life. I always feel that society has put this pressure on me and my ego is telling me, being a mom is not enough, you should have a career along with it. But deep down I’m so happy with being JUST a mom and love every second that I can be a mom. I needed to hear these words, to live in the present moment! That I’m exactly where I need to be. Thank you Chris

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

       Yes Brooke! Just be YOU and live the life that brings you joy! Much love to you and your family :)

  • http://www.managingthemagic.com Bryan R

    Beautiful, Chris … looking forward to having you back in LA with us!

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisAssaad Chris Assaad

       Thanks brother! Me too! :)

  • Tasha

    Beautiful letter, Chris! I’ve been going through my own transformation over the past 7 months and it has been filled with many ups and downs, blissful moments of joy and extreme moments of pain. And, I have to admit I wouldn’t change any of my experiences because, though the painful moments were not fun, they have each brought me closer to my true self, helped me to peel away the misconceptions of life I had been masking myself with. And I have learned through these “pearls of wisdom” how to be happy on those dark cloudy days and thankful/giving on days of sunshine!

    BTW – It was great meeting you and hearing you perform at Lovestock!!

  • Dawncrawford61

    Wow  I wish you had come into my life before. That we knew each other. You are so the kind of person i want in my life  and the type of person i  yearned  to be and yes i can. Ijust need to let go and be in the moment. I guess maybe I am, that is why when i read your stuff it brings up emotions in me and the tears fall. God is working over time with me to get me to let go of the past. I have so much passion and love inside of me to give and I see my self happy laughing and having fun. It will happen I know it will. I love you for all that you do for people. You put your heart on the line everyday for us to read and to grow. Thank-you