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What’s Next? August 13, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Meditation, Mindfulness.
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Peace in knowing . . . and in not knowing

Always prepared . . . to be unprepared

Reveling in the mystery
Surrounded by uncertainty
In a vast field of possibility

What’s next?

Who knows?

Aah . . . that’s better!

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1. Ally Bean - August 13, 2018

I remember those cats. Kliban, is that what they were called?

As for what’s next? I take it as it comes. Gotta trust the process.

L. Marie - August 13, 2018

I remember those too, Ally. Used to be on cards and things.

Ally Bean - August 13, 2018

Yes! I think I might have had a sweatshirt with one of those cats on it. Funny the memories that flashed into my mind when I saw that cat.

nrhatch - August 13, 2018

I had a notepad with lots of Kliban’s cats . . . including this one which reminds me to Keep Breathing.

nrhatch - August 13, 2018

Taking it as it comes is a good “plan,” Ally ~> driving past our headlights works about as well as trying to push the stream.

2. rivergirl1211 - August 13, 2018

I’m a little too type A…. I want to know what’s happening next. Give me a plan. And preferably a list and schedule!!

nrhatch - August 13, 2018

All my days go exactly as planned . . . as long as I PLAN to “go with the flow” (and/or PROCRASTINATE). 😀

3. Val Boyko - August 13, 2018

Thank you wise friend 💛

nrhatch - August 13, 2018

Much (MOST) of life is outside our control ~> here’s to doing what we can with what we have where we are.

4. Jill Weatherholt - August 13, 2018

I fall into Rivergirl’s camp!

nrhatch - August 13, 2018

I used to be a Type A person who didn’t even want to consider moving from Plan A to Plan B. Making plans provided me with the illusion of control in a world overflowing with uncertainty. Now (most of the time) I’m content to go with the flow to see where it leads:

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~ Lao Tzu

5. Kate Crimmins - August 13, 2018

I’m with Jill and rivergirl too. I try hard not to be but I am what I am!

nrhatch - August 13, 2018

On day to day matters (i.e., things that are arguably within my control), I still make lists. I usually know what’s for dinner, which bills need to be paid, and whether we’re out of chocolate.

But as to where the world is headed? I have no idea.

Kate Crimmins - August 13, 2018

Well, that’s true. We have no control over that!

nrhatch - August 13, 2018

It used to make me “uneasy” . . . now I’m just glad that I am NOT “master and commander” of the Universe. 😀

Some stuff is just “outside my pay grade.”

6. Tippy Gnu - August 13, 2018

If I had a staircase like that, I know what would happen next. I’d fire my carpenter.

nrhatch - August 13, 2018

Or at least take away his power tools! 😀

7. Debra - August 13, 2018

I was born Type A, I suppose, or at least conditioned to be very strategic and goal oriented. But age has taken the edge off of those notions, and I have slowly learned how to let go of the reins. I tend to be happier with the uncertainties and see that now as potential. My “need to know” habit has definitely softened. Age has some advantages perhaps? LOL!

nrhatch - August 14, 2018

I couldn’t agree more, Debra. And it’s a good thing that I’m no longer goal oriented since motivation and ambition have given way to procrastination and relaxation. LOL! 😀

8. Nowhere Tribune - August 14, 2018

Thank you for the “worth a fly by” link on Rufus’s interview. He will be most appreciative.

nrhatch - August 14, 2018

Rufus is Top Dog in my book! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Nowhere Tribune - August 14, 2018

Thanks! I have a few in the making; just a few more dogs and creation scientists to interview.

nrhatch - August 16, 2018

Enjoyed your creation scientist post. You iz funny. 😀

9. Behind the Story - August 15, 2018

I make plans, but you can’t plan everything. Surprises happen all the time, bringing with them things I hadn’t imagined and often appreciate.

nrhatch - August 16, 2018

Yes! Some surprises are better than what we had planned.

10. roughwighting - August 16, 2018

Everyone should have this on their refrigerator, where they see it often, to remind them that living in mystery is the BEST way to live. Love this. xo

nrhatch - August 16, 2018

I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed the post. Living in mystery is somewhat necessary . . . so we might as well enjoy the ride. 😀

roughwighting - August 16, 2018

👍💗


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