"In life you don't always get to pick your destination, sometimes you have to explore where the wind takes you."
"I think we'd like life to be a train, but it turns out to be a sailboat."
~ Barbara Brown Taylor
This was a lightbulb moment for me today and something I definitely needed to hear. I keep attached to the idea that it is (or should be) a straight Point A to Point B path to reach my 'destination' or desires. What I have in mind for myself what I'd like in this world. When what I really need to do is let go and accept that I will get to my destination, but it might not be how I think it should go (I know, shocker). I don't know why I think it should be a straight line, a clear path, something obvious. But it's not. It's not clear at all.
Getting attached to certain ideas can get in the way of us attaining what we really want. When we're not remaining open to life unfolding, I almost perceive it like a folding/accordian type door. It bunches up and blocks and gets in the way. My next lesson will be to learn to let go.