Thought of the Week
We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as the have the life that is waiting for us.
Have you ever noticed how we try to ‘plan’ life?
We try to line everything up, have everything go a certain way and do things a certain way, just for it to turn out completely different than we wanted or thought it would. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but life NEVER turns out how you planned…because you can’t plan life!
You can absolutely have goals and dreams; ideas of things you want to do, accomplish or see; and plan FOR life, but life is so unpredictable that you cannot PLAN LIFE itself. When we are planning, we forget to account for things like accidents, plot-twists, unexpected changes, learning lessons and more. Then we get frustrated when those kinds of things happen unexpectedly. 😕
My advice is to keep working towards those goals and then ‘surrender’ to life. What do I mean? Surrender is not giving up on life, but on fighting and working with life. Surrender is saying ‘yes.’ Surrender is accepting whatever happens next.
Is surrendering easy? No, usually not. But when you surrender to life, you are telling the universe that you accept whatever situation is happening right now and turn your focus on what you can do about it. Surrendering helps to free us from the negative emotions. And once you surrender to life and start working with it instead of against it, your real life begins.
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