Grass is greener…

 “When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.”

When it comes to my goals and dreams, I am a very impatient.  So often, I take control and try to speed up the process rather than allowing my life to unfold exactly as it should.  This always leads to disappointment and frustration.

Everytime I surrender to what is and accept my current situation completely, I realise I am exactly where I need to be and am exactly in the right place to receive what I need.

Life shouldn’t be about wishing, waiting or resisting.  It should be about being present and allowing our life to flow naturally forward in whatever direction that is perfect for us.  In doing so, we may just find we have already arrived!


One day a young Buddhist on his journey home came to the banks of a wide river. Staring hopelessly at the great obstacle in front of him, he pondered for hours on just how to cross such a wide barrier. Just as he was about to give up his pursuit to continue his journey he saw a great teacher on the other side of the river. The young Buddhist yells over to the teacher, “Oh wise one, can you tell me how to get to the other side of this river”?

The teacher ponders for a moment looks up and down the river and yells back, “My son, you are already on the other side”.




22 thoughts on “Grass is greener…

  1. Ha! Yes and I find life is a bit like that story, when I am caught up wanting things the way I want, I lose sight of what is right in front of me. Thanks Diana.

  2. “Everytime I surrender to what is and accept my current situation completely, I realise I am exactly where I need to be and am exactly in the right place to receive what I need.”… such Wisdom!!!
    Beaitiful post… as ever! Thank you, and have a nice week-end Karen 🙂

  3. Karen an excellent post many need to pay attention to.
    Too often we don’t realize there is the life we’ve dreamed of living, and the one we live. It matters not what we do in life, but rather what we do with our life. In the case of jobs: What is most reflective upon us is not the job we do, but how we do it.
    Saint Mother Teresa once said: “Grow where you are planted.”
    May we all take root and bear good fruit.

    1. Thankyou Alan, I think your insights into my posts have more wisdom than the posts themselves! Your comment is spot on and that is exactly the message I wanted to convey to others, “Appreciate and be grateful for what we do and and have now” and yes Mother Teresa’s words reflect this wisdom.

    1. It can be difficult Jasmine and yet, I find, that when I am heading in the wrong direction in life it doesn’t flow for me and it seems to require great effort to continue that way. When I am in the right place, life seems easier and all I need to do is to be open to receive.

  4. Karen I love that story and the fact we are already where we are suppose to be, we just can’t see it at times. I am with you the older I get the easier it is to just let it flow and suddenly I find myself somewhere I did not even know I wanted to be. Like my drawing and having it in a gallery to sell. At the start of this year I had no visions of this. Now I see that the path is there I just have to keep moving forward and with the hard work and a bit of faith. New paths open. Happy day to you Kath.

  5. Thanks Kath, yes maybe it is accepted more with age! and as we chase less, trust more, we somehow receive what we need and find the path to achieve our goals.

    1. Thankyou Elizabeth, I will be sending you light during this difficult time and we will miss you on your break.

  6. Your post reminded me of a banner which I have in my office. It’s a quote by E.M. Forster: We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

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