• you can do everything right and still lose, or do everything wrong and still win.

    I think as people we can often feel a great need to try and control things. We control our appearance in order to be percieved in a certain light by the public. We control each step we take and the choices we make. We control our relationships. We try to control who loves us. And I think that in doing this, we end up suffering a great deal. We essentially end up blocking the miracles and the answers that are available to us. We don't notice the answers over there, because we are too busy over here trying to make something happen. 

    I really believe that above all, there are miracles everywhere. There are revelations at every crossroad, and there is universal magic waiting to be known. We just have to get out of our own way, in order to feel it and see it and use it.

    I've always been a forcer, a pusher, I try too hard and I get miserable when things don't move quickly. Or when things just don't take shape in the way I had hoped. This is where the control element comes into play. I've never been very good at just letting things unfold. Just listening for the right direction, rather than forcing a wrong result.

    When you've worked as hard as you can, when you have plead, and bargained, and strived, and given, and asked, and hoped - surrender. Let go. And listen for the answer. It may take a few days, or a few weeks, or even longer, but the answer will come, and you will feel it, like a whisper. The universe is always whispering, giving us nudges and clues, helping us to move ahead.

    So stop the controlling, stop the forcing, and just listen. 

    Listen for the instruction instead of begging for the direction.


    // Photos taken on iPhone and edited with VSCO.