Friday, April 5, 2013
You can push yourself all you want. Push yourself to be the best you you can be, push yourself to go for your dreams, push yourself to expand your horizons.
But you can't push other people. At least, not in the direction you want them to go.
I have a tendency to push to do things "my way." Instead of just living my life and letting things unfold. Naturally.
My lesson is you won't have to push the right person when the time is right. You won't have to force a situation that's truly meant to be.
This is an embodiment of the quote, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us," Joseph Campbell.
The Universe has a freaking amazing plan for each of us. So amazing, it's beyond our limited intellectual capabilities at the present time.
It's easy, though, to see what we see, with our short-sighted vision, and think this is it. This is what I want. But if it just doesn't happen, despite your best efforts, and you notice you're pushing and trying to force things, then let it go. Something better is in the works for you.
Chase your dreams, but don't chase other people.