In the past few weeks, I was able to help 2 couples who's wedding plans had been drastically interrupted (notice I didn't say "ruined") by the recent hurricanes.
Listening to their stories and seeing their tears brought me depth, meaning and insight I personally didn't see coming. I thought I was doing the good thing, yet they were offering me even MORE.
I am now convinced that the illusion of control often prevents us from experiencing the true gift that life is.
When Plan B or even Plan X becomes the path before us, we get hung up on what didn't happen and how things didn't go according to "the plan."
These 2 couples were quite the opposite. They certainly grieved the loss they felt... but that loss led to another path, another plan which was still their story and it was full of life and love. Their weddings weren't ruined at all! To see them embrace the unexpected interruption in their lives made me take a hard look at how I experience life... whether or not I continually receive it as the gift it truly is. : )
My hope for all of us today: SURRENDER THE OUTCOME.
These posts offer further reflection on topics we tackle during MTL nights.