Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Why do we feel we must suffer through moments we can’t manage? What happens to make us believe we can control any situation that arises? Haven’t we’ve figured out…nothing is what it seems? Black and white doesn’t matter when there’s a rainbow of reasons.
When our lives seem to be skidding out of control and we reach a point where all we can do is throw up our hands and watch the steering wheel spin back and forth as we hope we don’t wipe someone out on the way through it.
Sometimes we feel like we’ve become prisoners buckled in the seat forced to watch the situation unfold; messy or not, scary or exhilarating, all we can be are the spectators to an experience greater than who we are.
As much as we try and spin the steering wheel of the little carnival car, the ride still goes on the path it is designed to go. As children we think we are driving the little buses, fire trucks and police cars as they go in circles but as adults we see that it is the carnie dude controlling our experience.
Just like in life, we act like children, thinking we are in control of every situation that life throws our way. Little do we realize the only thing we can control is our reaction to the experience. We must remember life is fluidic, it ebbs and flows with every reaction we give it.
We can hate the ride or we can love it; that is the beauty or the curse of freedom of choice. It doesn’t matter if we are fully aware that we can only control our reaction, we will still struggle and try to control the situation. It’s only when we change our response to living that we start to make our lives our own.
We struggle to trust, to love and to let go. That’s the problem that keeps clouding our greatness. We are so much bigger than our limited existence. We must wake up to the idea that there is a power greater than we are and it is waiting for us to get our bloated nothingness out of the way.
Boundless as this power is, we must first accept it in our lives, adopt it in our thinking and speak it in our own voice. We must surrender to this unlimited potential in order to experience total peace, limitless abundance and unconditional love.
We must first start with ourselves; we need to listen to how we talk. Is there self judgment? Is our experience always someone else’s fault? Are we always the victim?
Then we must ask; are we living up to our unlimited potential? Are we being the best people we can be? Are we happy for the success of others?
Because let’s face it; we can’t love someone else until we love ourselves. We can’t experience peace until we wish peace for others. And when we give of ourselves unconditionally to the world it will open up and be our oyster.
Thanks for hanging out and reading my ramblings~ Have a wonderful day.