” Get our of your own way and let your life flow with the grace of a clear mountain stream. Stop trying to orchestrate and manage your way through life. Stop trying to swim against the current; the struggle will get you nowhere and will exhaust you in the process. Flow into and out of your days without clinging desperately to worn-out ideas, deadened hopes, lifeless relationships. Let go and let flow. Spend time on the banks of a river, creek, or waterfall. Feel the serenity and east of the effortless flow. Remember how a stone that is tumbled and carried by the flow ends up smooth and polished, with no rough, ragged edges. Be that stone and go with the flow.” ~ Rachel Snyder
A few weeks ago I made a profound decision; I decided to stop worrying about my life and start living it. Seems like a silly thing to have to consciously decide, but I was at a point where all I did was worry and fret about all of things going on in my life; a very futile activity. I couldn’t live like that any longer, so I pulled up my big girl pants and marched into a new way of thinking.
I wake each day and realize that I am capable of handling any challenge my life has to offer. I believe in being proactive, checking my perspective, and having a plan; always with the understanding that I might have to stop and turn on a dime at any given moment. Rapidly changing my direction and adjusting my view is what my father refers to as life; the ever-changing sea of possibilities and pitfalls that we wade through on a daily basis.
My life is amazing, spectacular, and completely unpredictable. I have a plan, my dog, a stack of journals, and my favorite person to keep me safe and cheer me on through each day. I am going with the flow now; no worry or doubt to cloud my view. I’m not afraid to stumble and tumble through some of my days; sometimes it’s just the way it has to be if I want to lose the rough edges.