I have this recurring suspicion that the answer to all of my questions in life will turn out to be “just stop trying”.
That’s partly because I used to be so intense I turned relaxation into an effort and “giving up” into a long-term goal that never got closer.
I’m so much happier these days, and my current themes of ease, trust, accepting, allowing, and letting go of the oars resonate so strongly.
Occasionally things are going so well that I forget. But the beauty of ease is that everything can always get easier. There’s no limit. The wonder of trust is that it just gets stronger the more you do it. There will never be a time to stop trusting, to stop enjoying ease, or to stop letting the current carry you downstream.
There will never be a time when happiness, appreciation and joy aren’t the only game in town.
So remind yourself to let go of the oars, let go completely, and allow God to reach you continuously with all the love and the blessings He has made for you.