I picture a dame standing at the shores of the Mediterranean sea in the early rise of the morning with the sun majestically rising and there she is with the soft wind breeze wrapping her sculptured curvy body and the waves gently touching her toes. She is thinking “wherever the wind blows I will flow!” So utterly romantic and freeing!
According to the Macmillan dictionary, the definition of this phrase means to move without planning or thinking.
A huge percentage of mankind lives a life that is directed by the will of the winds of life! And many times these winds are furious and take you places you never wished to go.
Decades go by before we realize that we had allowed ourselves to go wherever the wind blew with very little planning or thinking regarding our lives.
Years often go by before we begin asking the important questions that will help us evaluate and give direction to the kind of life that is in alignment with our purpose.
Questions like : What purpose do I have on earth? Do I matter to anyone? What am I contributing to my world? What will matter to me most when I leave this earth? What are my most important values?
Why is it easier to go where the wind blows – no planning or thought? In my humble experience, this is what I discovered:
1: Not realizing that I and only I am responsible for the choices I make in my life.
It is so much easier to blame our gender, colour, background, family, government, and everything else imaginable than the person we see in the mirror every day.
2: Not having a clear vision of what I desire out of my life.
When I don’t have a picture of what I want for the various areas of my life, I have no destination. When the destination is not clear then there is confusion, frustration and stress.
3: Not knowing how to navigate through the hurdles and storms of life.
Life can be too much at times and it can feel like I am drowning. Remembering that there is a HUGE difference between life happening TO me or FOR me. ‘TO ME’ is an attitude of a victim but ‘FOR ME’ is an attitude of a victor who is determined, though afraid, not to drown.
You and I matter and life is not a rehearsal but lived ONCE. Let’s live it well and finish strong.