Something wonderful happens. When we're not looking for anything there is this wonderful space that opens up in our minds and our hearts and everywhere.
What would happen if we stopped searching and working so hard for what we think we need and want and if instead we stand at the kitchen counter and take our time to chop the garlic up very, very fine; crush the fresh tomatoes into the tomato sauce with a wooden spoon; stand over the stovetop stirring the pot and smelling the complex aromas; bake the bread and add the rosemary even if the recipe doesn't call for it; and stare out the kitchen window at the backyard trees until we have seen them all. I wonder if we may feel a little lighter, a little calmer. A little more ourselves.
Stopping the worrying, the thinking, the planning for the future gives space in our life to what wants to happen. It gives room for whatever dreams need to get organized and show up to help us on our way.
We work so hard at living. It can be truly exhausting. I think it is only when we give it up and stop for a minute to rest and forgive ourselves for what didn't get done today, to look out the window at the clouds and the birds that this generous life energy we have been blocking is freed and something wonderful begins to happen. Just like that.
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”