Silly humans we are always looking for life's messages to be this clear. Wouldn't if be nice if we had sign posts that showed up on our bumpy life journey that were as explicit as this traffic on the beach sign. All too often we walk with our heads down getting all caught up in our internal chatter. We forget to look up and see the signs. We tend to forget that there are messages all around us. Or perhaps we are afraid to look for them in case they aren't there. I am not sure. I think we are hesitant to believe that if we let go a little, stop trying to orchestrate and control everything, life might sweep us along on a path that could be good for us.
We live in the age of information. That means we are under the illusion that we can find out what we want to know speedy quick. We tend to believe that we can do this with everything in our lives. We are impatient and won't wait for the signs so to speak. Instead we google everything! And we expect to get the answers every time.
I don't know about you but I am pretty sure life doesn't work like that, at least mine doesn't. Lots of times I struggle to figure out what the heck is going on. What I have come to is the realization that if I try to orchestrate everything I am going to be disappointed. Orchestrating and structuring everything leaves no room for "moments of wonder."
I have found that if I slow down and look for the signs the universe will often oblige me. I don't always know what the signs are or what they mean but I have learned to trust that they are there. There is a comfort in that, knowing that there are signs. That means that I don't have to be in charge of everything. I can relax at some level. That seems to be the challenge for most of us, relaxing and allowing ourselves to go with the flow. But like the ocean with its tides coming in and going out, life has a flow. Or a rhythm like someone wise once suggested to me.
We could look at life like it was a musical rhythm, with it ebbs and flows. In this case we could look up from our distracted states to see if we are in an ebb or a flow. We could remind ourselves to look for things that become obstacles to this rhythm like closing, resisting, aggression or impatience. If we did this we might be more open to seeing the signs that the universe provides. Just imagine how much simpler life would be with just a few signs to help along the way.