It is amazing that one little word can mean so much.
“It is written . . .”
I have a strong desire for everything in my life to come into a place of balance. I want it ALL – a bounty of love, peace, and prosperity. Because of this, I have a tendency to try too hard. I find myself struggling against myself, my life, in an effort to make things “right.”
Recently, I have taken to singing a song that I learned at church. “I release and I let go. I let the spirit run my life. No more struggle, no more strife. I am only here for God.” In truth – at the very core of my being – I have dedicated my life to god, and to helping others. This song has helped me to find a balance, and a certain measure of peace.
Then, I read The Alchemist, and saw that one little word – Maktub. Wow! One little word made all the difference in the world. I don’t need the song. I CAN let go! I already have.
Why do I need to work so hard? It’s already written. I know it will all work out. I have done (and continue to do) work on myself. I have (and will continue to) help others. I know, now, what endless possibilities life offers. I know, now, that god will take care of me. All I need to do is follow the river and not struggle against the current or grab at the sides.