In life, there are days when it seems everything goes in it’s own direction, whether we like it or not. Plans fall through and unexpected things happen. Our illusion of control can make times like these frustrating. But when we realize that it’s life itself that is in control, it’s easy to let go and go with the flow. I recently had a day like this. It felt like life was pulling me in every direction but the one I thought I was headed in. At first I was caught up in the frustration of it, fighting it. Then I remembered it wasn’t me who is in control of it all. I was then able to let go and go with it. No resistance. It turned out to be an exciting, unexpected and incredibly flow-filled day, despite the fact that none of it was what I had planned. Instead of being upset that nothing was “going my way”, I was incredibly thankful for the reminder to let go and go with the flow.
Today, remember, let go. Go with whatever happens, without trying to control it. You may just be incredibly surprised and joyfully thankful.
I was sitting at the computer today, staring at a blank screen, wondering what would come to me to write about today. Then I realized, the blank screen says it all. That’s it. Enlightenment made simple. Emptiness right before our eyes.
Your darkest day is just as big of a blessing as your brightest.
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.
Thank you, ‘In Blue’, artist of the blog Make Believe Boutique, for the ‘Beautiful Blogger” award. The same gratitude and thanks go to all who visit this humble blog.
Award recipients are asked to:
- Thank and link to their nominator.
- Nominate 6 other blogs, link to them and send them a comment letting them know.
The 6 blogs I nominate are:
The Awakened Dreamer
Global Light Minds – Daily Inspirations
Daring to Live in Love – The Alternate Economy
Tapping on the Buddha
The Sister Hawk Blog
Enjoy every moment of your day, as this moment is all there is.
Nope. Unless you’ve already seen it, you have no idea what enlightenment means or what it is. Whatever you think it is, you are wrong, so let it go.
See it for yourself. BE it for yourself…then try and explain it and see if you know what it is.
Perhaps we can laugh about it together while we swing.