I’m not a very Zen person by nature. I generally believe that God is in the details — working hard, planning thoroughly, and aligning your intentions with reality are all tasks that successful people commit to fully. I come from the class of people who believe you can use discipline and commitment to achieve success. I work hard, I push, I challenge, and I make things happen through persistence.
Yet I’m starting to hold a duality of belief based on my years of experience – sometimes things are “meant to be” or “not meant to be.” I’m starting to realize that one cannot force every intention and desire into being through sheer force of will. It’s a difficult realization for me.
Most things cannot be made to force fit. Some level of effort and persistence is required in almost everything, but I’m stepping over the line of “too much” less often these days. I’m more likely to let things pass, to take a breather, and accept the outcome of the gestalt between my intention and energy and the Universe direction.
Perhaps this is the nature of wisdom.