Have you ever paid attention to how many times a day you try to control a situation, whether it’s at work, at home, in traffic or elsewhere? For many, it’s a constant struggle, as every facet of their day is something that must be controlled, or so they think. Who is in control anyway? Is there really such a thing as being in control? What would happen if you spent the next 24 hours not controlling anything, but instead, just went along with whatever happens, like water in a stream? Flowing with what is, no matter what twists and turns come along. Could you do it?
Start now and see what happens. Go with whatever comes up. If your mind and thoughts step in to tell you, “this is bad” or “I don’t want this so I am going to change it” or “I don’t like how she is acting so I am going to do something to try to change her” or even “I like this so I’m going to make it last as long as I can”, stop for a second. Stop and realize these are just thoughts. Go with whatever is in front of you. You may just be surprised at the outcome. It may just be better than anything you could have imagined. It may just flow with no effort at all, like water in a stream.
Water in a stream doesn’t get angry at the rock or the log in its path, it simply flows with it and around it.