I am reminded of that daily.
Even today, in fact, a situation is unfolding that I had hoped to control in some way. Planning and fostering the narrative, mostly in the intent of emotionally protecting myself, pushing away things that make me uncomfortable, hoping to organize the outcome I wanted.
Nope. Didn’t happen. Mercury retrograde or whatever… I have only to sit here and surrender… and laugh at myself.
We spend so much of our lives trying to wrest control over situations, outcomes, nature, others, ourselves…
That we fail to see that life has its own way of unfolding in surprising and unexpected ways.
Jobs may be lost… relationships may end… situations may not be what we expected… old experiences that challenged us will move back to the surface of our world again…
When we resist life’s wisdom, and force it to bend to our will, we suffer.
But what if you were the one to surrender?
What if you saw unexpected setbacks as redirections and opportunities to learn about yourself: your boundaries, your needs, your true nature?
So ask yourself, when life happens…
Will I resist its flow or ride the waves? 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊