Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. There are unexpected twists & turns, undulating paths and obstacles that blur out the vision of “my” perceived reality. Maybe it’s the blinders or maybe you’re not looking at the bigger plans, a larger picture… the reality of “unknown” in life script!
Life is akin to rivers that flow from high mountains, into torrential waterfall to lush plains, through forests under a canopy of trees. It is a river tripping over stones and boulders, faced with dams that challenge its might.
Life is not a blueprint of railway tracks that follow set routines and directions. This element of surprise is what makes life real.
Once you embrace this fact, you’ll be prepared for the unexpected and the unknown. Of course you can plan your life. Plans show ambition. Plan where you want to travel. Plan your wedding and the life you will live thereafter. Plan the birth of your first child. Plan it all but be prepared for that surprise, that change in plan. Heck, keep a Plan B in the offing!
Oh! By the way, if your LIFE plans goes awry a little too frequently… maybe you need to re-visit your life planning skills 🙂
All planning can amount to nothing! In fact, The Epic Bhagavad Gita observes Duryodhana’s obsession with Bheema as the central character of Mahabharata, in the process completely forgetting about unaccounted for “unknown” Krishna and Arjuna. If only he had…