let life unfold naturally...
The first time I heard this I had absolutely no idea what it meant.
"Let life unfold naturally"...yeah, right.
But as I committed myself to this new path of a life of insight and awareness - living life consciously - it began to make sense.
I began to notice just how much I had to control things - people and circumstances - in order to feel safe and validated.
I started noticing how often I tried to influence others lives and choices.
I became more aware of how easily I could become irritable when someone or something interfered with a carefully laid out plan that didn't go exactly the way I intended.
So, with gentle awareness of the many ways I was attempting to influence and orchestrate people and circumstances, I was able to begin to let go a little here...
and a little there...
And I also became aware of and was pleasantly surprised at how much less stressed I felt when I was able to relinquish control of situations and circumstances that were not mine to influence to begin with.
I realized...that I was learning to trust life, trust myself and to "let life unfold naturally".