We need to know what want from life.
We need to be clear about it.
We need to tell this to the Universe —
for it to start turning the gears in the right direction to bring that thing closer to us, or take us closer to it?
We have seen others reach there, and the best we have is a partial map of their journey.
Wouldn’t it be insulting to the Universe if we show and expect the Universe to take us through the exact same steps?
We don’t like when our boss, parents or teachers do that.
As the Universe takes us to the desired destination, on the way we will find places, things, people, memories, and experiences that we think are absolutely necessary.
There will be times when some of these are just a few steps away and the Universe decides that we need to take a sharp right turn.
These times will be hard if we have our heads buried in the map that we think we should be following.
We’ll feel that we are lost and we’ll never make it to the destination — because we have missed an exit or took a wrong turn. And that the Universe has forsaken us.
But it’s just us thinking there is only one way to reach there and are confusing a milestone for the destination.
At such times, we can keep the destination in mind and continue in the new direction — or we can take things into our hands and put all the struggle to get that “must have” thing.
But do we always know what’s best for us?
We may find out it wasn’t worth it.
So what do we do?
Just tell the Universe — write down on a paper what we want and go to sleep? Hoping to wake up when we reach there?
Of course not.
We still need to put all the honest efforts we can into moving in the direction we are given.
But also keep in mind that there are countless factors involved in making us reach there, and we can’t even know — much less control most of them.
Having this trust in the ways of the Universe will keep us from worrying too much about how smaller things in the path — the interview, exam, date, or meeting — will turn out. And it will keep us from feeling devastated when things don’t turn out the way we expected.
And it will free our mind to enjoy the journey a bit more :)