What is worth giving up our freedom? Because that's what we do when we hang on or cling - to anything.
It happens to me often when I plan my day. I'll get to the office and have everything scheduled. I feel efficient. Competent. I tell myself I'm on top of things. I might even get done early.
Then a text or phone call or knock on the door about an emergency. And it's always something that is a genuine issue. Something that needs to be dealt with at that moment.
A client is misbehaving. Maybe we have a maintenance issue. Perhaps two staff members are fighting. Something small. Or something big. But it needs immediate attention because people are the important part of our mission.
And when I next look at the time a few hours have passed. When my plans didn't play out as I thought they should I'll start to get angry or irritable. But then I'm learning to let go. And I do. Then I'm free.
Today I realize that life unfolds as it's supposed to, just as a flower opens its blossoms to the morning warmth - just as it's supposed to.