It seems to me that everyone believes they know EXACTLY how tomorrow is going to go. Even if they don’t have their day all scheduled out. I believe we all kid ourselves because we are terrified of the unknown. I certainly have been in the past. It’s something I work on daily. Part of it for me is doing my best to stay present in the moment without trying to “steer”my day into a particular direction. As the old saying goes, “Make plans and then watch God laugh at them.”

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about pessimism. I’m referring to allowing each moment to come to you exactly the way it needs to. But, always expect the best. Some will argue that in order to get what you want you have to “take the bull by the horns” and make it happen. I hear that. There is nothing wrong with self-motivation, perseverance, tenacity and effort. What I’m saying is, keep your intentions clear and true and move forward the best way you know possible. Whatever is going to happen after that is going to happen. Just because you think you are controlling every aspect of your day and all the moving parts – that are completely out of your control – doesn’t mean you are.

So, as they say, “Let go and let God”. Or whoever or whatever allows you to cut yourself loose from the binding ties of anxiety, stress and worry. I tell my kids all the time, if I thought it would help to resolve your problem by laying in your bed and crying all night, then do it. But it doesn’t. And you shouldn’t. Let it go into the unknown. There is power in letting go. It frees you up and empowers you to move forward and it allows the universe to bring you what’s next. And in my experience it’s not as bad as your mind creates it to be.

My goal is to live in the unknown all day. I believe the unknown is where the really good creative stuff comes from. The blackness of the unknown.

Here, anything can be the gateway to everything.