“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.”   - Tracee Ellis Ross

For many of us, the future is a place we desperately strive to be. We plan for it with the eager intention that it will work itself out in all the ways we had imagined. Many times we seek to control the specifics of this future reality, creating strong attachments to our expectations. However, when the future comes, it greets us in unexpected and often more beautiful ways than we could have ever foreseen. It may be that the things we so desperately hope for, paralyze us out of affording ourselves the patience to get where we need to be. The future and all of the plans we have for it, while alluring, should not detract us from the present moment and allowing the journey through inspiration and spontaneous changes in fate to get us there. 

Are you holding on too tightly to your plans and deadlines for the future? If so and if just for a moment, let go.