“Can you allow things to happen the right way?”
This question crossed my mind while listening to a session about mindfulness by John Kabat-Zinn at Google.
I got a picture in my mind of a friend of mine who’s constantly worrying at work. It’s like she never has enough time to set things straight and to make things right. Often she takes her work home. And still things aren’t the way she wants them to be. And when they do there’s almost no time to enjoy them because another task is waiting, accompanied by another impossible deadline.
I wondered if she would be willing to sit back and be aware, just to allow things to happen the right way.
I wondered if I would be willing to do so. Maybe you wonder as well whether you’d be willing to do so.
Hold that thought for a while.
It seems absurd to say that ‘allowing to happen’ may be the best way to get things under control.
But there are many kinds of control. When you’re in resonance, when you – as a surfer – are one with your wave, then you’re in control. You are because your body is reading the wave in a way your rational mind can’t begin to understand. You read in dolby surround, in every kind of direction at the same time, with every sense possible.
Some people call this harmony.
Some awareness, or flow.
I’m curious if I could become aware of moments when trying to control things keeps me from resonating, keep me from ‘allowing things to happen the right way’?
There’s a sentence popping up in my mind right now which may help me to open up.
“In you I trust.”
Let’s try that for a second. See what it does to us.