Most women are natural born teachers and leaders. That’s probably why we were given the gift of bearing the children.
We want to fix things, solve problems, keep things organized and make sure the tribe is happy and clean. We even possess the innate ability to seek order and perfection. Okay, that's my opinion, but I think it's pretty accurate for the most part.
But what if there’s someone who refuses to “go with your flow?” What do you do then? Cajole, bargain, threaten, wail and gnash your teeth?
Surely by now you’ve discovered this doesn’t work. Why? Because you’re speaking two different languages. Each person is attempting to get their point across, but no matter what you do, the attempt is futile.
Now what? You have to come to terms with the fact that everyone has their own mind and “when the student is ready, the teacher will come.” After all, as much as we want to believe we can control everything, the fact is, we can’t. We can only control our own mind and that in itself is a monumental task. Given we’re subject to about 60,000 thoughts per day (pretty much the same ones we had yesterday), I’d say we’re already busy enough!
As the leader and head caretaker of the tribe you want everyone to do their best to stay happy and healthy, right? So what do you do if you see someone headed for disaster and they refuse to listen to reason?
This is where the “Let go and let God,” comes in. Cause believe me, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink!
Until the day comes when mortality is staring them in the face and they decide it’s time to concede. This is what happened to my husband. Oh, it was a slow painful process to watch.
When we first met 40 plus years ago, he firmly informed me that he wouldn’t eat rabbit food (salad). Today he has a much different story.