The unexpected is not often welcome.
When something happens we aren't prepared for, we have a hard time.
We like to know what's going on.
That certainty gives us a sense of control.
Yet the desire for control often comes at a cost.
Which is a shame for the sense of control is an illusion itself.
Yet when we open up to the mysteries of life, we find something special in the unexpected.
Not just the treasure of opportunity.
The treasure of unexpected relationships.
Of adventures beyond our imagination.
And the surprise of beautiful and grace.
To a hidden waterfall or a lake.
Or some other spectacular piece of nature.
Perhaps we just travel to work on a different route.
And because of that we stumble upon a store or restaurant we never knew existed.
Instead of embracing the change as a new adventure in life.
Not knowing what is to come can be frightening to many of us.
We open up to new possibilities.
And we can be rewarded for our openness with new riches.
Physical riches, emotional riches, and even spiritual riches.
Flexibility, adaptability, and being open to what may come can be our greatest assets.
If we allow them to guide through those unexpected moments.
Yet even in the unpleasant ones there are gifts to be had.
It is up to us to look for those gifts and find them where they may be.
Not in the expected parts of our lives.
In the unexpected, unknown, and undiscovered parts of life.
So where in your own life can be more open to the unexpected?
Where are there gifts in the unexpected parts of your own life?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant
Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour