People ask me how can I get so much done for my work—writing books, giving speeches and workshops, and then having time for friends, family, and travel. They see my busy life and think I am the most organized and well-planned person in the world. Well, as you already know, I wake up each day with no set goals. In fact, I try to schedule as little as possible. Sure, there are obligations that I have to meet, but I mostly wake up and do my best to go with the flow and allow the Universe to guide me.
Now, I understand that a certain amount of planning is necessary in this physical world, especially if you have kids running around the house or you’re juggling two jobs. The trouble with planning is that we start to believe our plans and goals are what will make us happy and successful. We yearn for the control (and peace of mind) that we think our plans will bring. We want to know exactly what tomorrow will look like—what will happen and how our day will unfold. In short, we want certainty. Unfortunately, that’s not the way the universe works.
It’s time to realize that our goals and plans are nothing but an illusion or thoughts in our minds which are built on sand. It’s time to let go of our goals, plans, and expectations so that we can leave ourselves open to the changing, unfolding moments and all the possibilities that we could have never planned for. In this month’s Q&A, we will do it together.
Living Life Without Plans
Thursday, July 29th at 12 pm PDT
To most people, living without plans might seem chaotic, foolish, or unrealistic. But, when you think about it, we’ve been so conditioned by teachers, parents, and bosses, so manipulated by schedules and deadlines and have to’s, that we no longer have the time or space in our heads to go anywhere unless the destination is clearly marked on the map and we’re certain of where we’re going.
In the process, we lose our childlike hunger for surprise, possibility, and the magic of wondering where our heart wants to go. If you follow what excites you every day, you will get a lot done.
I do my best to living consciously, in the moment, and always listening to my heart. Of course, living life without plans is not just about being productive, it’s about slowing down and allowing life to unfold while surrendering to what it is. And because we don’t expect anything when we don’t plan, we are open to everything. The possibilities are endless.
Join me in this special journey— to who knows where—we’ll find out when we get there. Together, let us seize the opportunity in every moment.
Let the chaos begin!