This quote has changed my life. When I heard it, I immediately wrote it on a post it note and put it on my monitor at work. I look at least once every day, Monday to Friday.
I’m the kind of person that likes it when I know what to expect. That feels most comfortable with plans, less comfortable with spontaneity. The kind of person that had a plan for her life, knew how it all would play out.
I used to be that kind of person.
I still struggle with being that person, but have gotten much better with the unexpected, with spontaneity and even more so with being ok that I no longer have a detailed plan for my life. I’m ok with no knowing what tomorrow, or next week, next month or even next year might bring. Dare I say it? It’s actually a little bit exciting!
I have started to live by this quote and everything in my life has changed. Sometimes, (ok, a lot of the time), it makes me uncomfortable; the not knowing what to expect, wanting some clear answers, wanting to know how it will all play out. It actually makes me squirm. But I also recognize that it has made me more calm, more content, and more joyful. I breathe deeper, my heart beats slower and stronger. I feel peaceful.
Slowing down, taking things one day at a time, worrying less about tomorrow and enjoying today, has created a true magic that is inexplicable.