The story we’re about to tell you is about something Otto has been doing for years and is not only very real–it’s also bordering on the ridiculous…
There’s a big love and life lesson here if you’re open to it and…
We’ll begin by asking you a question…
Is there an area of your life that you’re holding on too tightly to a specific outcome and hasn’t been working out the way you want it?
If you’re nodding your head “yes,” you’re like most people…
There’s something that you just know you’d be happier if it would change or be better–but the harder you try, either nothing changes or it just gets worse.
Recently, Otto got a huge insight around this that could help you have happier relationships and lives that we’d like to share…
For many years, Otto’s been on a continuous search for the “perfect” pen.
He’s tried out every shape and style from our local office supply stores and nothing’s been exactly the right shape, size, or feel.
If you were to search our file cabinets in the storage areas of our office, you’d see dozens upon dozens of ink pens, markers, gel pens, ball point pens, smooth ones, felt tip ones–you name it–Otto has tried them.
If you saw our cabinets, you might even call him (and us) “hoarders” when it comes to pens and writing instruments.
It’s that bad.
Otto has been obsessed by finding the perfect thing to write with because he writes a lot and what he has found is that no matter what pen he tried to use–nothing ever satisfied him.
Sooner or later every pen he’s ever tried ended up not being the “right” one for one reason or another…
Mainly because every pen he would ever use for an extended period of time would end up hurting his hand or arm in some way when he took notes.
He’d end up feeling frustrated and make still yet another trip to the store to find the “perfect” pen.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve both been learning some things about “inner relaxation” and what you can do to relax more in your life.
A few days ago, a thought occurred to Otto that maybe it wasn’t the style or type of pen that was the problem at all…
Maybe the reason his hand or arm always hurt (no matter what pen or writing device he used) wasn’t because of the pen but rather because he was holding on to the pens he’s been using all these years too tightly!
What a simple but profound revelation that as he lightened up his grip and relaxed, he didn’t have any physical pain no matter what pen he used!
As he thought about this insight, he asked himself these questions…
“Where else am I holding on too tightly?”
“Where else am I trying to apply force to make something happen?”
So how about you?
Where are you not allowing the flow of life to happen because you’re holding on too tightly, holding onto being right or holding on to the idea that an outcome to something HAS to be a certain way?
Are there any places in your life where you could relax your grip, let go of rigidity and control and go more with the flow of life?
If some fear came up as you answered these questions, that’s pretty normal.
You might be thinking that if you don’t stand your ground on this issue, hold on tightly and defend yourself, you’ll be walked all over.
But that’s fear talking and anything could be further from the truth…
If you relax your grip about how someone else should act, find your truth within yourself, calmly hold what’s true for you in the center of who you are and allow for miracles to happen…
Something wonderful can happen in your life.
The key here is to relax your idea about how you think it should be and stay open to love and happiness in every moment.