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It is good to have something in place, a technique, a formula, a routine you can follow. My daily life consists of having a place for things to go at the end of the day so that I can find everything easily when I begin again the next day. What happens when that sense of structure is disrupted by this thing we call life? How do we cope with a pattern falling out of sync?

If you are a highly structured person, you know how stressful it can be to have something fall short of the very small expectation to have everything run it’s course. Flexibility is key. Knowing that everything may not go as planned but will find its way to an accommodating end is part of what having faith and courage in Spirit and God is all about.

If I can find my way through the day knowing that it will end on a good note rather than wake up disappointed that everything hasn’t turned out the way I planned, I know that I have succeeded in growing just a little bit more. Flexibility allows us to reach outside of our comfort zones and find a new part of ourselves we did not know was there. “The day we stop learning, is the day we die,” says Michael Scott, an Irish author and collector of folklore. This statement could not be more true for myself and flexibility allows me that little bit of room I need to remind myself that it is okay if everything doesn’t turn out as planned because at the end of the day I will have gained something new from the experience and probably have grown a few more brain cells!

Let us be gentle with ourselves. Though our destiny could not exist without us to live it, we too cannot plan everything nor the entire course of our lives. Our free will allows us to make the decisions in life that best suit us at the time, but to also be open to the guidance of our Higher Power and Divine Light is to be flexible in receiving messages and the strength of Divine Love.

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Artwork | Shiloh Sophia McCloud | Sweet Communion

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