“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
I have this quote posted in my room. Depending on the day, it leaves me heart broken, empowered, angry, or curious.
Our expectations and plans for life, rather than actual events, are so often what leads to hurt, anger, resentment, and feeling stuck. How badly we want some things; are certain they are the best and only things for us. And how much do we miss while were desperately waiting for our plan to arrive? I have to pry my white-knuckled fingers one-by-one off of my plans in order to be the slightest bit open to something new. And then I have to do the same thing the next day and the next.
The life we have planned is a part of our identity. Naturally, it’s painful to strip away part of who we see ourselves to be, even if it were only a plan.
But what a worthy pursuit. To hold those plans so loosely that we can have eyes to see what other life is waiting for us.