I was thinking the other day about how sometimes we can override our brain and bodies telling us one thing, and keep pushing. We can often want something a certain way or want to do something we had planned, but then illness or otherwise gets in the way. We can want control over our lives, our bodies and the world around around to the point where we’ve got ourselves in a stranglehold.
Sometimes, we need to learn to relax a little to life. To “go with the flow”, allow things to unfold naturally, to acquiesce to what our body needs, to find a degree of acceptance. This isn’t to say accept the way things are in totality, give up on trying or simply float through life without care, direction or effort. This is just about not being quite so focused on the outcomes and stressing so much along the way as we grapple for control.
By letting go a little, we can free ourselves of some stress and anxiety. We can allow ourselves to be a little kinder to ourselves. We can open ourselves up to new thoughts, new ideas and new experiences if we stop always trying so hard and take a step back from needing control.