Normally when a word is stuck in my head and I’ve acknowledged or addressed it (like conquering my fear to sign up for Facebook) my mind moves on to some other word, phrase or thought. This hasn’t happened yet making me wonder is there more I should be “succumbing” to? Pondering this reminds me of a piece of advice I hear myself giving often lately to others: “take the oars out of the water”. Resist the urge to try to control everything, have faith in the wonderful possibilities potentially available to you which you can’t even imagine or make happen on your own right now. In that vein, one of our favorite paragraphs, from the book “The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse: A Breakthrough Program for Connecting with Your Soul's Deepest Purpose” by Debbie Ford is
“When you are willing to not know, to not understand, to not have it all figured out, to not be in charge, to not have life go the way you think it should go, to not be playwright, director, actor, and stagehand, then miracles can happen.”
As I write this I’m realizing just how much this applies to me right now! After being on a 6 month assignment in Washington, I’m headed home(s) this week. Yes, home(s) – first stop Utah, final stop Texas! These small geographic and project transitions tend to put me in a little spin. What’s next? What if I’m not busy? Should I move? What do I really want to be doing with my life? Do I have a destiny? What’s my true purpose? and so on …
But Today, I turn the corner, shift perspective, succumb to not knowing, give up trying to predict and control, except packing my vehicle, and enjoy the moment having faith. Faith in a higher power, faith in my abilities, faith in opportunities, faith in my sisters and very dear friends and family to help me along my way!
And tomorrow, you ask? Well, tomorrow, I drive!