Give Up Your Need To Know
Choosing To Accept What Is.
Have you ever found yourself analyzing a situation or trying to figure out why something happened? Have you wracked your brain trying to understand why someone came into your life, did what they did, or ended the relationship? How much time and energy do you use digging into the reasons behind your circumstances or the events of your life?
I LOVE drilling down for the root cause of behaviours and actions. My husband says it feeds the 'detective' archetype in me. A lot of us have this and while it can be very therapeutic to uncover what drives us, it can also keep us stuck in the wasteland of wondering. What if you gave up your need to know? And why would you do that?
Our need to know can keep us attached to events that deplete our energy. It can also keep us so focused on the dissecting of circumstances that we miss what is happening right in front of us. I remember not long ago being fully engaged in a brow-furrowing, journal writing marathon about why I'd missed an opportunity to promote my Women's Wisdom Retreats at a local event. All I had to do was design and print some flyers. After 30 minutes of writing I suddenly stopped and thought "Why don't I make some now and take advantage of what is available today?" It seems like a small example and don't be fooled. It's symbolic of the time we invest trying to understand the thousands of decisions we make in a day.
What I know for sure is that the answers, if we need them, will show up. What matters more is that we keep moving in the direction of our dreams and our visions. Our life is being lived in this very moment and will be lived in the days ahead. Use your time to empower yourself, now. Honour the belief that if you need to know, you will. Liberate yourself from the empty field of wondering about the past.