I woke up late this morning. Late by good 40 mins and while on other days I would have rushed and panicked to make up for the extra sleep, I decided to keep it cool today. Lunch was packed at the same dull speed and even though, the gas burners gave me a rough time, I held my nerves. After all this, I sat down to browse through the posts on CNN before I resumed the routine tasks.
This obviously meant that I was going to be late for work, which would mean being greeted by school buses with flashing red lights, more traffic on roads and missing out on my preferred parking spot but I was ready to let it be that way. No torments. No tension.
Let It Be- it's not always what I do. I like to be in control of my life just to be able to get more from it. There is so much that goes on in my head and is on my to-do list all the time that I am on my toes- doing something or the other. That doesn't mean that the list gets any shorter. New items get added in no time. I need to be here and I need to be there. I have to do this and I have to do that. And it never ends. And I do not want it to end because that is my driving force! The more I want to achieve, the more efforts I put in, which in turn means, greater gifts from life.
But letting it go once in a while is the way to enjoy the little things in life. Pause, breathe, relax!
Let the house be messy, eat whatever you can lay your hands on and do not let chipped nail paint bother you. Just sit on the couch doing nothing but dreaming. The peace found in ignoring and relaxing, is unmatched. Shutting out the thoughts that push you to get back to the daily marathon, is an achievement in itself.
I had my 'Let It Be' moment this morning, making it much more peaceful than it would have been otherwise. And now, as I prepare for the day ahead, sipping coffee and going through the emails, I suggest, you take a moment and add atleast 10 minutes of Let It Be time to your schedule. For sanity's sake!