Monday, August 22, 2011

A Life Waiting

We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as  to have the life that is waiting for us. - Joseph Campbell

Every time I have ever read that quote, it takes my breath.  We humans love to plan our lives, we figure if we plan them, we have control......what a joke.  I think of all the energy and time I have spent through the years
planning the details of the life I wanted, and something always happened to take me down a different the life that was waiting for me.

It is often a bitter pill to swallow,  getting rid of the life we planned so we can have the one waiting.  Tonight,
I sit and think of how different my life would be if the life I had planned had been the one I lived.  Such a different place I would be, different friends, home, I can't imagine how it would be.....I am so happy, so at peace with all that I am, all that I have.

I love my job, the way music and yoga have woven magic through my life, the people that send me their love and care every day, and this little cottage out in the middle of nowhere......where all things big and small come to visit and share their beauty.  What a life that was waiting for me!

Tonight, if you have not found the life waiting for you, I pray you find it soon.  It's there, I know it is, so claim it, and embrace it,  and let go of the one you planned.

Good night, Sweet dreams.


  1. If you'd have told me ten years ago that this is where I would be right now, I would have explained in detail why you were wrong and where exactly I would be.

    Funny how that works, isn't it?

  2. Funny, never was a planner was always to busy living. Now I wish I had at least thought about it. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  3. A great sentiment. On Saturday I was in a hotel room with a huge window wall, high up overlooking Leeds city centre, wearing a fluffy hotel robe and drinking a glass of Chateu Neuf Du Pape while my wife typed away on the courtesy Apple that came with the room. I know it sounds shallow and materialistic but I felt like king of the world just then. I never would have imagined I would be in that postion five years ago.

  4. The only real way to succeed is to allow God to direct our steps. When we leave Him behind is when we plan for disaster. Good post Jilda. Hope you are taking good care of Jilda.

  5. Gosh. I don't plan my life, I don't think. I have dreams and aspirations but being a bit on the lazy side I don't set out to aim for them. I think I'm at the stage in my life where all the instinctive decisions I made throughout (some done on the spot!) have brought me here to my happy place!

    Take care

  6. I planned to have a career after my children left home. That never worked out, instead I helped raise my grandchildren which has been a beautiful blessing to me.

  7. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Especially since you're here :)

  8. Omg Life, I nearly missed that. That is so romantic :)