“Don’t keep pushing against closed doors. Look around for the open ones.” ~ sanyana roman
Every now and then I get caught up in wanting a thing that may not be mine. I feel owed it. Or I need it. Or I just would like to have it because I briefly enjoyed it…so it must be mine.
For me, “being caught” is an indication I have stepped out of the flow of things and have begun a familiar dance of dragging myself against my better interest or anchoring myself when I could be happily moving along. Feelings of powerlessness show up as a life circumstance becomes harder than it has to be. And in the end – after some misbegotten actions or emotions – I get that it was never meant to be mine or perhaps there is a better way to do something.
I wonder why this happens? How come I retrace these steps now and then?
It seems as if the wanted thing is the least of my concerns. I am coming to realize it is the unlearned lesson “to let go” that I am really after.
Do not get me wrong…struggle to achieve a goal is a good and mighty thing. It cultivates patience, trust, confidence, focus and concentration. But there are a myriad of ways to achieve and knowing that in the deeps of my soul is very liberating.
So I am learning to pay attention. And if it feels like I am being dragged down away from Joy… I stop. I reconsider my options all the while keeping my same goal in mind. It is having this kind of flexibility that eases my way forward.
There really are endless ways to get there and still stay on your own path! And if you are lucky…and open… some of them may even surprise you!
Do you find flexibility to be one of your go to assets?
Tag You’re it!