We like to have a certain control over our lives.
That’s why we plan, make to do lists, create projects.
Everything in our society is set to reduce uncertainty.
The pandemic brought a certain shift in that. We realised that control is really very flimsy and that we have no grip at all on anything.
Slowing down, waiting, not knowing, postponing, patience. These don’t sit well in our busy and fast paced lives.
But worrying, pushing and pulling and controlling do not prevent chaos and disaster. Even if we have controlled the controllable, our partner may still leave, a loved one might still die and your house might still burn to the ground.
There is mystery in the not knowing.
The beauty is in the trusting the unknown.
The Chinese call this Wu-Wei: the art of doing nothing, or letting things be what they are and run their course.
Moving in what this flow of life has to offer each day.
Because when there is no need to control, spontaneity, creativity and love can grow.
🌟Do more things without a certain purpose, without a goal to measure them.
🌟Trust the timing of your life.
🌟Accept what happens and let yourself move with and around it, like water.
🌟Be curious when something happens that disagrees with you and wonder what it might be here to teach you.
Not knowing is wondrous and mysterious, magic even.
If we can only see it.