I had an entirely different post planned for today (happens a lot these days), but then I figured I’d remain in the new year’s spirit for at least another day or two. In that vein, I thought I’d re-share this very insightful quote from J. Krishnamurti on letting go.
“It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti
Krishnamurti, who died in 1986 at 90, was a philosophical and religious speaker. Indian by birth, he was adopted by Annie Besant, president of the Theosophical Society, as a child, and promoted by her as the leader of the new world order that the Theosophists has predicted would come. In 1929 he renounced that claim, and spent the next several decades traveling globally to speak about religion and philosophy, without identifying with any one religion, or ideology. I had the good fortune to hear him speak in Madras in 1984.
Photo of the Sloop Clearwater on the Hudson River between the Walkway Over the Hudson and the Mid-Hudson Bridge, circa 2015.