I am truly grateful that I stumbled upon Dr. Brené Brown. She really has great insights she is sharing with others, like this one…
“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.”
I can’t help but have an emotional response to this quote, because it’s not easy to “engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees.”
I had a shift in my awareness last month, and a few more times before that this year. I am learning so much in such a short time about what it means to live my life, which is to fully live in the present now without expectations and without controlling my situation or the outcome. In other words, I am learning how to go with the flow while trusting that the flow will bring me to my highest potential and good.
This is, by no means, an easy (or pleasant) task for me and I still find myself in a state of resistance, but I know that eventually (and with lots of practice, maybe some tears of frustration, and possibly even some swearing ;D ), it will get easier for me to really just let go and go with the flow.
Brené Brown’s Site