Mind and Body

The “What Can You Give Up?” Trap

Asking an overwhelmed person, “What can you let go of?” will raise up one of two answers, 1) Nothing or 2) a list of small things that can possibly move around. If the answer is 2, then spending time in the spiritual life just becomes one more thing on the to-do list and, when something urgent comes up, has a high likelihood of being dropped and, eventually, forgotten.