You never could. You never saw the good coming. You hoped for it, maybe you hoped for it. You wanted it, but it hit you by surprise. You made room for it, consciously or subconsciously, but you didn’t see it coming.
Take people who date. People plan to hook up, people plan to get lucky – but love, being affected, that intimacy– that always smacks them in the face.
You can’t plan for that kind of good, real good always catches you by surprise. But you can make room for it. When that good happens you’ve always been making room for it, either consciously or subconsciously. All the living and suffering and falling and rising and learning you’ve been doing is really the process of “making room.”
So why do we plan for anything? Like I ask someone if they want to come to this concert with me in August and they say, “Nah, I can’t afford it.” We plan on not having enough money, we plan on not having enough time, we plan on not being able to, all the time this is happening.
We can’t plan anything, we can allow. We can step out of the way. So step out of the way. Someone invites you somewhere, say, “Yes, maybe I will join you, we’ll see..” Anything, but don’t plan against it – make room for it. Make room.