Maybe its related to the fact that local people normally don’t plan anything. They just take life day by day. To me stubborn German it means on the downside that I cannot rely on anything. Maybe something happens like announced or it doesn’t. End of the story.
So every new day is a surprise. No possibility to see what will happen. Will, my only white friend (and fellow MS-patient) once wrote in his blog “I don’t plan my days, my days plan me” and it’s true. I couldn’t find better words.
How do you get along with that?
To me as a natural born German (dunno if one can say like that, haha) Indonesian living is quite the opposite of how I used to live, but sure, I am living on the other side of the world now and I see it as a part of my healing process! (never forget the big goal, right?)
I have to learn and accept that I only (maybe!) influence very small parts of the upcoming day. Mostly defined by my own rituals, haha Maybe that’s one reason why I am so afraid of changing any of my habits. Losing control and “letting go”.
That sounds familiar to us
It is exactly a part of what Guruji is proclaiming and once again I think he’s right!