“This Is Exactly What Was Supposed To Happen”

The Surprising Beauty and Benefits of Driftwood

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” -John Lennon

How much better would we feel if for everything that happens to us, we simply took a breath and uttered these words to ourselves?…

“This is exactly what was supposed to happen.”

How much unnecessary stress and strain and aggravation could we eliminate if instead of fighting life, we made it our dance partner?

“This is exactly what was supposed to happen.”

I’m by no means advocating passivity. Sitting back and doing nothing. (Although sometimes, being like driftwood is the right approach.). Often we’re spurred into action by some event that happens to us or some change we seek to make in the world. And that’s a great thing. But for those times when we don’t understand, when we can’t make sense of things, when we’re not inspired to take action…let us take a breath, let us have faith in our own resiliency, let us trust that this will make sense at some point in the future–that the obstacle will become the way–, and let us say to ourselves….

“This is exactly what was supposed to happen.”

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