I'm halfway through this year of "Learning" (my OLW for 2010) and I'm still just at the beginning of my journey. You see I have always thought of the world as black and white. I truly believed that things were either good or bad, that they were true or false, right or wrong. I'm the girl who colors within the lines. I thought that my way of thinking was the "right" way. I was so very blind.
I've discovered in the last few months that the only way to really enjoy life, to truly live life, is to see and embrace the areas of grey.
It's really hard for me to embrace the grey. The areas where things are not so cut and dry, not so mapped out, not so black and white. I have to constantly tell myself to relax. I must keep remembering that control is only an illusion. I must breathe and try to live in the moment because I will never have that exact moment again. I have to take off the blinders in order to really see all the beauty life has to offer. I have to not have a plan.
So today I'm learning to see the grey and trying to embrace it.