The Self-Talk Series: Satisfaction in Letting Go

“I can’t get no satisfaction,
I can’t get no satisfaction.
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I can’t get no, I can’t get no.” – Rolling Stones from Satisfaction lyrics

“As I close my eyes, I visualize myself having a peaceful and gratifying day. Will it be because everything will go my way? Will it be because nothing goes wrong? Will it be because I reach all my goals, my boyfriend tells me I’m beautiful, and I get a call from out of the blue from a great big new client? No, no, no (hey, hey, hey). I will get satisfaction because I’ll get out of my own way. I will set goals. I will visualize and expect the progress I want. But, then, I’ll let go of the expectations and attachments and just move toward my intended outcome with grace, with the flow. I hold on loosely and gladly accept any detours the universe has to offer. Why, because I can’t see the whole picture and don’t know what my real role is in the grander scheme of things. There are lessons for me to learn. As I get better and better at rolling with the flow of the universe I get happier and happier. I see that my timeline is just a construct of my mind that means nothing. The world’s evolution, which includes my own, has a schedule and agenda unknown. And, when I look back I will see how it all played out perfectly. No worries — satisfaction is mine, as the order of the universe is perfect.”

I wrote this piece from the Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport after missing a 6:00 a.m. plane. I made a tactical error and backtracked to park in the remote parking when I would have been right on time had I entered into the short-term terminal parking. Subconsciously, I’m sure that I wanted to miss the plane. Hurricane Isaac was heading toward the Gulf Coast and, before I left home, the Weather Channel reported high winds in Ft. Lauderdale, my destination. Did the plane land safely; it did. But, I opted to just roll with a peaceful day of writing on my laptop from the terminal until the next plane was scheduled to leave 9 hours later. After having a hearty eggs-and-bacon breakfast and a hot cup of jo, I pulled my fuzzy black sweatshirt out of my bag and cozied up to an outlet. Being someone that does not like flying on a normal rainy day much less through tropical storms, I was much happier in the quiet safety of the terminal rather than up in a tin can riding a turbulent sky. May you find peace and comfort in your day today, no matter the unexpected turns or turbulence. Peace and safe wishes to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy!

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Munnerlyn Inc. copyright © 2012

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