When we enter into the higher realms of awareness, we find that we are continuously giving up what is unreal for a greater realization of what is Real. This also includes the giving up of any attachments we may have been carrying to things that no longer serve us, such as old behavior patterns, judgments, or rigid points of views. For example we must absolutely be willing to give up the attachment to being right. We must release holding on to an I-know-it-all-mentality, and instead, as the Sufi poet Rumi put it, “sell our cleverness and purchase bewilderment.” So let us have an open and receptive mentality, and let us practice what has been called the beginner’s mind. When you make yourself empty, you make yourself available to be filled with divine wisdom, inspiration, guidance, a peace that passes all human understanding, and a deep sense of inner joy, bliss, and fulfillment. In actuality, this is who you are. To experience it, you must let go of all that you are not. Today, I embrace my true nature. I give up the lesser for the greater. I am willing to keep my eye single on the Presence of God so that I may be filled with all that I truly am, and so that my life may become a song of eternal joy and boundless freedom.