Sometimes in life… we just don’t know how to react to certain situations.
It could be anything. But when we don’t know how to respond… or when we are irritated… or upset… or even shocked or surprised… we…. we…..
Oh. You know the things. They take us off track… rock our boats… knock us off our feet…. ruffle our feathers. Those things.
We have these feelings of being “put out” or anxious or off-kilter… because it wasn’t a part of the preordained plan in our heads.
At least. That is how it goes in the space between my two ears.
I have an predetermined “notion” or idea about every situation before it happens. I imagine what it will be like. Sometimes… this can be good. It helps me determine whether I really want to do something or not. It also helps me to be prepared.
Is “something” worthwhile? Is it meaningful? Will it be productive? Will it be fun? And so on. But then. Then, then, then.
Then… when it doesn’t go in accordance with my predetermined donning of events… well… I get upset.
So now I am getting older. Now I am trying to learn.
Yes. When life gives you surprises… be surprised!
It is that simple. And happy. Or sad. Or in-between. Maybe it is none of the above.
But one thing is for sure. Whatever it is…. it simply….. IS. Yep. That “thing” …. is EXACTLY what it is going to be. Whether we try to stand in the way or not. When I stand in the way is when I get bumped. Hard.
I need to learn to step aside, and let be, what will be.
Yes. To be amazed and astonished when things go impetuously forward. And that is all. Step aside.
“The road of life can only reveal itself as it is traveled; each turn in the road reveals a surprise. The future is hidden.” – Unknown