It’s not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. – Moliere
A sailboat moves with the wind,
But may still be steered.
You may flow with Tao,
Yet still make choices.
When life takes an unexpected turn, we can feel overwhelmed with our thoughts and emotions about it. Remember we have control over these thoughts. Gently steering our thoughts and focus in a positive direction daily, helps us move through our ever-changing journey and into the flow of acceptance.
28 thoughts on “Steering your life”
Profoundly beautiful Karen. Thank you!
You are very kind Nico. Many blessings 🙏🏻
Taking that one extra second to avoid a reflexive response can make all the difference in the outcome of a situation.
This is great advice for all of us to follow. Thank you for sharing.
I agree Jonathan and we always have a choice. Thankyou 🙏🏻
Amen, Karen. Such simple guidance can yield amazing change. Appreciate your reminding us.
Thankyou Eric. 🙏🏻
“You may move with Tao, Yet still make choices.” Ooh, I like that. A lot.
Me too Kristine 💚
Love the reminder that what we also do not do is our responsibility, beautiful.
I think once we understand this, we realize we have the power to change our lives. Thankyou.
Thank you for the reminder, Karen! Even small events can indeed raise emotions and thoughts that we need to consciously steer away from – learned that latest yesterday.
So true Helen! It’s good to know we can.
Life has made a number of odd turns for me in the last eight months. Finally some smooth sailing!
Glad to hear Emilie. It’s good to have smooth sailing.
I will be doing some sailing for real in October during leaf-change season, along the coast of Maine, to celebrate my 70th. You’re invited if you can make it!
How wonderful! Sounds like a great way to celebrate Emilie. Thanks for the invite. 🎉💚
Wise words, Karen. Thanks again! xo
Thankyou Jennifer 💜
Father, forgive me not only for what I have done, but for what I have failed to do.
“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier
So true Alan. Love the John Greenleaf Whittier quote 🙏🏻
I hate, hate, hate sudden change. It is usually when I fail. But I have learned over time. Maybe I should do some sudden change drills. HA! 😀
No one likes sudden change!! But when we understand it can happen to any of us at any moment, we can learn to prepare and adapt. And yes, sudden change drills could be the answer Rommel!! 😳 Let me know when you come up with some. Thanks 😀
“Into the flow of acceptance” is such a lovely phrase Karen. 💕
Thankyou lovely Val 💗💚
Haha! I was going to say just what Val said! Ditto Val. Thank you Karen. Wise words indeed.
Well, great minds think alike Mary! Thankyou 💗💗
Beautiful Karen. It is so easy to take decisions, while we feel good and so easy not to, when we feel bad, but it is still our choice, how we wish to react.
So true Irene! Well said ❤️