The Damned Dew

By Greg Baer M.D.

March 3, 2014

Personal Growth

One morning I went outside to mow the lawn. The humidity was high, so the grass was thoroughly soaked with the dew that had condensed as the temperature had fallen during the night. When grass is wet, it’s very difficult to cut, because the cuttings mat together in enormous clumps that fall on to the lawn and even clog up the mower.

For a moment, I thought, “Damned dew. Now I can’t get this lawn mowed,” which I had been unable to do for two weeks due to a combination of rain and my schedule. My crazy thoughts continued, with a picture of my carrying all the towels in the house out to the lawn, to dry up all the dew so I could finish my mowing.

But then I thought, how crazy would that be? All I had to do was wait a few hours for the sun to rise high enough that it could reach the grass and evaporate the dew—with no effort from me. After I let the sun work its power on the grass, mowing was then relatively easy.

And so it is in our lives. We rush about with towels, mopping up the dew that is everywhere. The effort is enormous, and we never quite get the grass dry enough anyway. How much easier it is to simply allow the sun to shine—to allow the love that is everywhere eliminate the fear and pain in our lives—after which we can do our “work” and accomplish our tasks with so little effort.

Let the sun shine. Feel its warmth. THEN you’ll find that accomplishing tasks and having relationships and everything else is so much easier.

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About the author 

Greg Baer, M.D.

I am the founder of The Real Love® Company, Inc, a non-profit organization. Following the sale of my successful ophthalmology practice I have dedicated the past 25 years to teaching people a remarkable process that replaces all of life's "crazy" with peace, confidence and meaning in various aspects of their personal lives, including parenting, marriages, the workplace and more.

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