Steering your life

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.

http://www.taoism.net/supplement/taopoems.htm

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.

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28 thoughts on “Steering your life

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

      1. 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!

  3. 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! 😀

    1. 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 😀

  4. Haha! I was going to say just what Val said! Ditto Val. Thank you Karen. Wise words indeed.

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