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In Reason to Believe,, Bruce Springsteen sings, At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe. What’s your reason to believe?

Everything in our lives is held on a thin string- dangling and twirling in front of us until the string wears itself away, and drops into an ocean of hopes and dreams.  We all face the risk of losing something to the ocean.  Yet, we all sit on the edge, hanging tightly onto the strings that surround us.  It is because we believe.

There have been countless times when I have the urge to let go.  I let go of the strings that are dependent on me, and allow them to fall into the ocean.  Once I let go, I have nothing.  There is absolutely nothing left for me, and all I am left with is my reflection in the sea of what was once mine.

It is a frightening thing to imagine myself free of all attachments, just drifting along with the wind.  With nothing, I also have no reason, no purpose.  All I am left with is the distance between me and the ocean.  Emptiness on top of emptiness, it is not even worth it to measure the distance.

So I keep holding on.  I believe.  At the end of all of the strings is something that is mine.  I have a reason, a purpose to use my tight grip.  The payoff is that I have something rather than nothing.  My reason to believe is simply believing that I have a reason.

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