Being in Control

“When we surrender to God, we surrender to something bigger than
ourselves – to a universe that knows what it’s doing.  When we stop
trying to control events they fall into a natural order, an order that
works. We’re at rest while a power much greater than our own takes
over, and it does a much better job than we could have done.  We learn
to trust that the power that holds galaxies together can handle the
circumstance of our relatively little lives.” 
— Marianne Williamson.

6b993fb1cab32b1d75c1c41f27e4ff87Life can be so hard when I think I’m in control of everything, when I think I’m in charge of how things are done, and how things turn out,  when I think I can change people.  I keep running into obstacles and roadblocks. It’s frustrating.

Yet when I decide what I want, take steps towards it, and let go of trying to control the outcome, I find synchronicity and magic happening at every turn. Something fascinating happens when I give up “what’s supposed to be” for “what is.”

So, somewhere along the line I’ve burned my superwoman cape, resigned as general manager of the universe, and given control of their lives back to my family and friends.

I go slower now.  I smell the flowers, watch the clouds, and look for joy everywhere. It amazes me how beautiful life is. I take more time to sit back and get perspective.  When I get quiet, observe my life, and decide what’s most important I can see the next step clearly and plan what needs to be done. Its an elegant way to live, doing what’s next with little waste of time and effort.

Focus on where you want to go, take the next step, and enjoy the journey.



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