Monday, January 16, 2006

Let it be What a concept

Let It Be (the Beatles)

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be.
Yeah there will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
And when the night is cloudy,
There is still a light that shines on me,
Shine on till tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be.
A there will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be.
A there will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

My sister is wise beyond her years sometimes. She sends me this message:
"I know, Wool, yarn, spinning and Nestea. Just let it go, relax and enjoy the ride. Stop looking for hidden meanings behind every single thing he says and does. Sometimes a rose is really just a rose." Yes, That's it. There once was a very popular band that had 4 members. Some say they changed the world. One of their hit songs was called "Let It Be." Wise men indeed.

That’s what I have to work on, letting go, let it be, relax, enjoy the ride. If I spend all of my time plotting and planning for tomorrow, I’ll totally miss out on the fun and joy and laughter of today. If I spend all my time worried ‘Will he be here tomorrow?’ I will miss out on him/us today. If tomorrow never comes, don’t let today go to waste. There is no guarantee of any tomorrows, enjoy today. Why borrow trouble when there is none?

I am the first born child of a first born child. First borns are organized beyond belief, we are exact, precise, and control freaks. We are perfectionist, not only in ourselves, but in others. We want perfection in everything, and the only way to guarantee that is to control everything in our life.

Funny, life is completely beyond anyone’s control. I could spend hours, days, weeks, months, a lifetime beating my head against proverbial brick walls because life is uncontrollable. The only thing I can have absolute control over is myself. How do I act and react to life around me? Do I relax and enjoy the ride, or do I fight the current and try to swim upstream? That’s a lot of work, a lot of effort and very little if any payoff.

What I’ve been doing in the past, isn’t getting the results I want, it’s not working for me. So, it’s time to change directions, time to try something new. Letting go. Let it be. What a concept.