I was recently presented with the idea that Life is here to serve us; we’re not here to serve it. I think I’ve spent most of my Life living this idea backwards. Having this notion is like now having a new pair of glasses to see Life in a totally different shade…now I wonder how I can fully experience my most ecstatic, realized self by allowing (not expecting) Life to serve me!
Setting an intention is totally different that planning.
Setting an intention establishes the WHAT, but it leaves the HOW up to a power greater than yourself to conspire on your behalf.
Plan(ning), on the other hand, is usually an attempt to grasp an understanding of HOW things will work out.
If we all had to know HOW it was going to work before we started, we’d never get started!
Set the intention; surrender the plan!
While at the park with her, we found a pine cone and threw it for her to fetch. Throw, fetch, return. Throw, fetch, return. Over and over. In the sweetness and simplicity of the moment, it struck me that she was doing exactly what she was meant to do–to retrieve. It was intuitive and easy for her, without thinking about it.
And then I wondered…Why do we people make it so complicated to do what we are meant to do?