What a lovely song. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever will, will be). The future's not ours to see. Absolutely right. It is not ours to see. Although it is something that I wished that I could do; see the future. Especially knowing the winning lottery numbers. Now that would rock! I have surrendered myself to the universe. We cannot control every aspect of our lives. A lot of it has to be left to chance.
So why do we get so worked up about things? Most of these things that bother us are things that will eventually seem to be not so much important anymore. We waste our time and energy on such small things, always vying for better things, all the while failing to see the beauty that is right in front of us. Whatever may be. Yes. That is right and true. Why not allow things to just happen? Why are we so afraid to let the unknown occur? Perhaps that is just it; our fear of the unknown.
We are silly creatures. We create biases and develop ideas about things that we don't understand; about people we don't know, things we haven't tried, food we haven’t tasted. We are all guilty of being prejudiced about all of these things. We are incredibly smart animals. We are so smart that we have already predetermined what the supposed outcomes will be. We paralyze ourselves with fear. There is a saying, 'Curiosity killed the cat,' that perhaps seems quite untrue to human nature. How can we decide that that is how it is supposed to be, that we are supposed to live in this bubble and not let anything disturb it? Where does that thought process ever come from? Without experimentation, you and I perhaps would not exist. Our lives would be very different and we would not be in the places that we are today. Some time ago, some other human-like creature, thought that it was necessary to experiment with fire. He or she, learned how to keep warm, cook and even defend themselves using fire. Some time ago, a person thought that it would be necessary to build housing for us. This might seem a bit "cliché," but as George always tells me, it is only "cliché" because it is true.
Do you know why humans and mankind do so well? Why we thrive living on this planet? Why the other animals are not at the same level as us? Here is the kicker; we are not afraid. We are as resilient as a virus. As a matter of fact, we, humankind, could be compared to a parasite without fail. We consume. That is what we do. You might be afraid. You might be afraid of trying new things. Perhaps you are constantly talking yourself out of things. This only hurts your own progress. Why not throw caution to the wind? Why not step outside of your comfort zone and do things that scare you? Like discovering fire, it only takes one time to break down the fear barrier. It will take several more to keep that barrier from coming back. That is what we do....we constantly learn.
Have you ever wondered where that saying comes from: 'Spring is in the air?' These last couple of days have been just wonderful. It is not too hot, not too cold, and the sunshine, well, it just wakes everything up. I stand on my deck, and I inhale. I can smell that spring is here. I am not sure what it is exactly that lets me know, but I can smell it. The air smells clean. The buds are on the trees just awaiting their orders. Did you ever notice that when the leaves begin to open, there is always the 'brave little leaf' that opens first? Not too big, not too showy, just to say that it is all right for the rest of the leaves to join in. The birds right now are chirping, the chickadees are singing and the crows are scavenging. Everything around is waking up.
Whatever will be, will be....
Happy Does It!!!