Let Your Life Surprise You
I was reading Penelope Trunk’s blog the other day and one of the lines grabbed ahold of me, “Let your life surprise you.”
I wonder how you do that?
You let go some.
You have faith.
You admit you don’t know everything.
You stop trying to control how it will all turn out.
I believe in creating and managing and happening to my life.
Letting my life surprise me seems a bit passive.
And yet, the idea of it hasn’t left me.
My whole life doesn’t have to be a surprise. I can create most of it.
But I can also be surprised.
I can look for the unexpected beauty, love, and people that I couldn’t possibly have planned.
I can leave room for it.
I can hold some space for it.
I can let it surprise me.