Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always. ~Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
My friend Gloria (now in her family cemetery) said to me once, “Life can be quite radically trusted.” At the time, I was intrigued by that but really had no idea what she meant. Lately, I have been letting go of my (illusion of) control of things, and what a relief that is! Resting in the net of the world that supports me, trusting life if not radically, at least more than ever before. It will unfold as it does anyway–and the trick seems to be just being present for the unfolding.
Incidentally, I am so grateful for the Rilke book–it is one I have to read every couple of years. On every reading, I “hear” something new or am reminded of something I am ready to absorb in a new way.