Let the lion lie with the calf!
Through the spiritual practice of letting go of jealousy and bitterness and forgiving and affirming others, we can make rivals into friends and competitors into companions on the way to true greatness. - Henry Nouwen
If you ever wondered how to be truly spiritual people, here is the recommendation from Fr. Henry. "Letting Go" spirituality is the key to changing our lives for the better. At the end of the day, we have to let go of everything we think we have and we made. It is the end result of our lives here on earth. Whether we like it or not, we will be forced to let go of life and all its possessions to enjoy the bliss of what will not be and can not be taken away from us.
How wonderful it will be for us not to harbor bitterness of any kind for any reason, even when someone does something wrong to us. As St. Paul says it is "heaping up of burning coal on their forehead" when you forgive someone and let go of bitterness. When you are not affected by negativity, life becomes blissful. When competitors become companions, and when rivals become friends, we live out what we read in Isaiah, "The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together.... The cow and the bear shall graze, their young shall lie down together..."
It is not an impossible thing for a lion to lie with a calf and the wolf to be with the lamb if the rivals can be friends and competitors can be companions. In reality, every relationship we have has to become just that to make it and flourish. Because in the end none of us like the other, because each of us takes one special, unique characteristic of God that is never have been shared with anyone in the past or will be in the future. It's just that unique part of you and God. It's the special DNA you share only with God.
So, I encourage you to try, to let go!