Rolling past Big Sur, it became obvious that I was in a different world. Southern California was brimmed with Spanish architecture, dry hills, and tall palms. Here, I was cruising on the beachside path in Santa Barbara, enjoying the +25 degree day in October.
They won’t tell you fairytales
of how girls can be dangerous and still win.
They will only tell you stories
where girls are sweet and kind
and reject all sin.
I guess to them
it’s a terrifying thought,
a red riding hood
who knew exactly
what she was doing
when she invited the wild in.
I’m a huge fan of goals and having a vision board for what you want to do in the near and far future, but over the years I’ve learned to let go of the need to control every aspect of every outcome. I’ve learned to trust the process, trust my intuition, and trust myself. -
It took me a while but I eventually reached a point (and have to keep reaching that point when I lose my way) where I gave myself permission to stop worrying, stop obsessing and stressing. Some of the most amazing things in my life have happened when I simply “let go”.
I’m not discounting the importance of focus and effort. But the other side of the coin is just as important— letting go of your attachment to the outcome. I’ve noticed many times that the goals I achieve most effortlessly are the ones I’m not really worried about. -
Get into the state where you’re enjoying the ride and ha big fun. Stop worrying about how it’s going to happen and start trusting that it will. Be open to everything and attached to nothing.