As we move through this life, we all have a very specific idea of how we want it to go. Whether it’s something small like a first date or a job interview, or something bigger like our relationship with our family or a lifelong creative dream, we all have a desire to be in control and affect our preferred outcome.
This often plays out in a “needing to know how it’s gonna go” at every step of the way, which you and I both know can be a great stumbling block and can often keep us from taking any action at all.
This week, I have been humbled on more than one occasion by very clear reminders that my need to be in control, my plan, and my will are not the ultimate determining factors of how it’s all going to unfold. This has forced me (and I’m thankful for the lesson) to practice letting go a little and leaving space for Co-Creation.
When we hold on to our own vision so tight and are so hell-bent on our way being THE only way, we cut ourselves off from the flow of synchronicity, from the help of invisible hands and from the possibility of Co-Creation with the Divine.
In the spirit of this new practice, I decided to record this week’s vlog with no real idea of what I was going to say or how I was going to say it. This brought up a lot of my fears and insecurities about looking bad, not being in control, and having no clue how it was going to go. I had to be really disciplined to keep myself from sneakily planning my ideas and organizing my thoughts but I managed to do it. Here’s what happened…
And…I survived! And the truth is, I actually really enjoyed the experience. I had a sense of aliveness, a thrill and excitement that was only possible in the space of not knowing how it was going to go. And not having it all figured out really forced me to be present, to listen and be open, and to really speak from my heart.
At the end of the day, isn’t that what we really want most? To be fully present to the magic of each moment, to feel our aliveness and the excitement of each experience? To live, breathe, speak and act from our hearts?
So I invite you to explore this practice in your life this week. Where you can let go and leave room for co-creation? Where can you take a leap and trust that you will be caught?
Let’s use the space below to share what we’re taking on and support each other as we let go and see what happens.
Chris Assaad is a singer/songwriter and inspirational artist from Toronto who left a promising career in law several years ago to pursue his dream of a career in music. Since then, Chris has been actively using his voice to enCOURAGE others to follow their dreams, express their creativity and live life to the fullest.