Most of us have an idea of how we think life should go. We have dreams and goals and we try to manage life in order to achieve those things. It's fantastic to be goal-oriented and have visions of where you want to be and envision the things you want to achieve in life. The power of visualization is a great tool to help you reach your goals. It is force in life and a major tool in the law of attraction.
As I've been working towards my goals, I've also noticed that sometimes I get stuck thinking I should get there in a particular way. I've thought people should have acted a certain way, believed the same things I did, or reacted the way I expected them to. I took far too long to realize that I can't control it all. I know...It's so sad that I'm coming to accept the things that are out of my control so much later in life than I believe I should have. I guess being a control freak and trying to manipulate the environment around me must have given me some sense of safety from the unexpected. Well, the unexpected happens anyway.
I have now transitioned from being a total Type A, top-down personality to choosing to be happy now. I came to the realization that, rather than trying engage in the exhausting task of managing everything around me, I could, instead, tune into my instincts for direction and live in a space of letting.
Some people say, "Go with the flow. Don't go against the grain. Be in 'the Now'. Be present." Whatever phrase resonates with you, please go here.
I feel as if the seas have parted and the stress has exited the room, as I tap into this place of letting. There is so much peace there. My emotions are clearer, and I can acknowledge and accept the things that I'm feeling and experiencing in a place of peace and learning. I'm much calmer and have fewer cranky days than before.
I still have moments where I want to revert to old ways of being, and then I catch myself and make a new choice. I choose patience. I choose calmness. I choose acceptance and joy.
After I release and make a better choice, I find peace flooding over me. Simple every day experiences become so much more enjoyable than before. Daily interactions with people turn from a chore to being uplifting and invigorating.
I love this new choice of living from the place of letting go and get excited about growing more in that place because I know in my gut that it is the place to be.
I encourage you to live from the place of letting too because you can!