“When nothing is sure, anything is possible.” I find myself at a crossroads in life at times. I’m not sure what is going to happen. There is no set “five year plan” for the next five years. There are things I want to accomplish and dreams to fulfill but a lot of this right now is out of my control. Having things be out of your control can be such a freeing feeling, yet at the same time such a scary feeling. Control is such a catch twenty-two. I am coming to the conclusion that it is up to us as individuals to make the choice as to whether we will be scared of what is out of our control or let go and enjoy the ride.
I think back to most of the things I have “planned” in my life and they usually do not end up happening in the sequence, way, or form that I had in my mind. I am not speaking of planning a work out for five am or planning what I will make for dinner. I am talking about the long-term plans I have always made. They never end up happening the way I think I want them too. Ask twenty mothers or fathers if their children were planned or surprises. Most of my friends with children were not planning on getting pregnant when they did. However, they could not be happier with the best surprises in the world. Ask twenty people if they are using the first college major they chose as Freshman in college or if they changed their major half way through. So many of the greatest things to happen to us are not how we plan them in our minds.
I need to follow the wisdom of Louise Hay: “Relax and enjoy life. Know that whatever you need to know is revealed to you in perfect time and space sequence.” I am going to make this one of my daily mantras so that I do enjoy more of each day and know that everything will work out. Although I do not know how or when, my life will continue to unfold the way it is supposed to the more I just let go of control.