The other day I was listening to a song about trusting and relinquishing control when I started thinking about the one thing we probably all agree on: Nobody can control the world. No animal either but they tend not to care so much. We may be able to master and manage some things, but never will we be able to control, predict and explain everything that happens in the universe we inhabit.
So why do we struggle so hard to do it anyway?
Especially when just about everything magnificent and phenomenal that ever was came to be not because of, but in spite of the hands and will of a single person? Believing in something that defies the laws of medicine, physics, human nature, economics, etc. is only ridiculous if we forget those laws only attempt to explain history and in doing so, reasonably predict the future with the understanding nothing is certain.
Be aware of when you’ve settled for the comfort of knowing you’re in control. Conceding what you can accomplish for something beyond imagination is scary. But if you’re not hoping for or reeling from a miracle, chances are the need for control has limited life to surviving instead of thriving.
Mind you, I believe forgiveness is a miracle. And friendship. And trust. And overcoming. And rain. (Can we get some RAIN?!?)
Anywhoo, let go, and let yourself believe in miracles.
Don’t worry. The worst that can happen is you’ll mess up.
Life goes on.