Gen and Francis: The Pen Pal Project #7

Francis Lee
17 min readAug 14

Journey through the Land of Mystery

Photo by Matt Howard on Unsplash

Welcome to our collaborative series where Gen (Genevieve) and Francis (both Medium writers) become companions of the written word. Through these intimate letters, we embark on a poignant voyage, sharing our innermost thoughts, cherished experiences, and profound discoveries. As pen pals navigating the digital landscape, we weave together the threads of our lives, exploring the depths of both profound and everyday subjects. Each letter offers you a glimpse into our worlds, an open invitation to join us in forging connections and engaging in contemplation. Come, embark on this journey of shared expressions, as we unravel the captivating intricacies of friendship and the enduring power found within the written word.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Dear Gen,

As the words flow from my heart and soul, I’m feeling grateful to have you in my life to express my life journey.

I’ve found myself in the midst of a paradise and a delectable surrender experiment. “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael Singer is a message and an offer that I’ve made a lifelong commitment to. Essentially, the book asks, “What if you surrendered to the universe? What if you trusted the support and wisdom of the universe? What if you let go of wanting and needing? What if you stopped chasing after things in life and let the universe bring experiences to you. What if you let go of control and laid back in the buoyant waters of surrender and let yourself be carried away into the land of mystery?

Back in December of 2022, I did an experiment where I started online dating. I had discovered that my unconscious mind had been choosing partners based on childhood experiences. I was often choosing unavailable women. The unavailability showed up in ways that I couldn’t detect at first.

If my unconsciousness was choosing, what if I let go of choice and let the universe choose a partner. I posted a profile and surrendered to the person that the universe provided…

Francis Lee

My daily intention is to live in Nothingness. In this space of nothingness, there resides pure joy. There is no wanting or waiting here, just surrendering.