Years ago I traveled to Portugal on my own. I loved taking the train across the country. I’d gaze out the large windows, enjoy the view and feel delicious anticipation (mixed with a bit of uncertainty) about what was ahead. I wondered what my destination would be like and what new experiences awaited me. But since I wasn’t there yet, I could simply enjoy what was around me with what felt like a heightened awareness of beauty.
Anything seemed possible.
When I travel, there’s real magic in the space in-between where I am and where I’m headed. I love that.
And I now realize it’d be really powerful to bring that feeling, that sense of adventure, into my everyday life. Though I try my best to live in the moment, I can’t say that I particularly relish all the uncertainty I feel when I can’t see where I’m headed. I can’t say I get really excited when I have an idea of the direction I’m going but the space between here and there is obscured by fog, twists, turns and countless unknowns.
But anything can happen in-between and everything is pure potential. There are endless opportunities for joy, love, lessons, growth and beauty. How amazing is that?
So what if I let go of the need to control where I’m headed and simply be open to the beauty of the unexpected appearing along my path? What if I released any stress associated with the unknown?
I guess what I’m saying is this. Life is an adventure. There is no real control. There are no guarantees. There is no “perfect” journey. Just our own journey – the one of our choosing.
It’s messy. It’s beautiful. And such a gift. It’s there for us to make the most of. So how much more would I enjoy each day if I let go of tension associated with any “needing to know” and simply allowed the flow?
Are you able to embrace the unknowns and actually enjoy uncertainty?