One of the scariest things in life is when you have no control and need to trust someone else, because there are times that you need to do that. You can’t always be the one who makes all the decisions and leads the way, and how you do things is certainly not the only way to do things. Sometimes you just have to let go, cross your fingers and be taken for the ride.
And that lesson is one I’ve been learning the past few weeks, as I teach my 16-year old son to drive. He’s a sensible kid who approaches everything in life with a degree of caution but being the passenger in a car when he is driving is incredibly scary! He isn’t reckless and he listens to everything I tell him, so why am I on the edge of my seat when he’s driving me around? It’s because I have to trust that he is the one in control for now and letting go of that control is a foreign concept in this situation. As a parent, we are the ones in charge and make sure our children are always safe…the role is now reversed and he is in charge and is the one with my safety in his hands.
A life that flows requires a certain degree of flexibility and needing to control everything in it is counter-productive. There are things you can control and things you can’t. You can control how you think, how you feel and how you lead your life. You can’t always control outcomes and you certainly can’t control other people.
The more you trust in life, the more at ease you’ll feel.
- Regardless of what has happened or what is going to happen, there is a reason for it and it is just a part of Life’s plan for you
- You are only given by Life what you can handle and you just need to figure out the best way to do that
- There is good happening to you along with the bad, so open your eyes and see the beauty that surrounds you every day
- You are where you are meant to be at any given moment
- You will be OK.
And so now you are feeling more relaxed and calm about where you are at with life, come and join me on my scary ride to town along our coastal road. If you feel nervous about the winding narrow road, the passing cars, being on the left-hand side of the road and the fact it’s my 16-year old driving, just look out to the sea and enjoy the scenery along the way.
Welcome aboard, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride!
Don’t freak out!