There are some situations one can plan for, and some we can not.
Sometime times we plan ahead for what we presuppose will occur. It could be for a business meeting, a presentation, a meal with friends, a date with a loved one, a wedding, our health, our future.
How often does what we plan happen as we planned for it to happen? Rarely, as so many outside forces influences the outcome, beyond our control.
Not even Darren Brown, a mentalist, a magician, an illusionist, a hypnotist, a person who has studied NLP, and has now become a television personality performing the most amazing feats at this time on TV weekly, can predict the future. A couple of weeks ago on “live” TV he predicted the results of all numbers drawn in the UK Lottery. How did he do it? Well, as I said he is a mentalist, a magician, an illusionist, a hypnotist, a person who has studied NLP, and an illusionlist.
I remember being on a TV program by Granada and Discovery TV, Extraordinary People, commenting on another performer Jess Rose, and his performance was amazing, yet predicable. That is to say, I still do not know how Darren Brown does what he does so well.
I too do not know what will be happening in the coming weeks.
I will be in Milan, Italy, from Thursday till Sunday, presenting a PhotoReading and Mind Mapping course at the Concorde Hotel, and the following week in Rome giving the same courses to another set of participants.
I have a plan of what I am going to do, what I am going to teach and present to them, and I am preparing and planing the trip.
Already, things are not going to plan.
I have heard my normal translator will not be with me, and who will be my new person, I have no idea. I have no idea of how good they will be, or have they worked with me before.
My laminating machine I use to prepare a handout has finally gone to the scrapheap in the sky, halfway through producing the final product.
I have hoped to have heard from people so I can plan for future dates, but the telephone stays silent.
Poo Poo happens and will always happen.
Am I disheartened? No.
Slightly unhappy? Yes.
Poo Poo happens, so there is only one way forward, accept it and get on with solving the problem with joy and fun.
Both my sister-in-law and her husband in Malaysia have cancer of the liver and stomach. The prognosis is not good, in fact the end is very near.
The husband has given up, and has done for some time. Yes he is very ill, but he does not help himself, expecting other people to do the fetching and carrying, his wife has taken the same attitude.
It is a big struggle to get the sister-in-law to do things for herself, not to give up. To get out into the garden to see the beauty of the flowers, to listen to the songs of tropical birds, to hear and watch the ever changing heavy tropical rain storm.
Carpe Diem. Seize the day. Enjoy the day. We do not know what will happen.
So, I am looking forward to starting my next tour of many countries, meeting new people and old friends and challenges.
I am planning ahead, but will have to make adjustments, like going to buy a new laminater, which I can do with a smile on my face and happiness in my heart.
So where ever you are in this small world of ours, enjoy what we have now. Be kind to yourself and to others. What you give out, you will get back.