In the new Broadway version of Mary Poppins, she sings "Anything can happen if you let it."
If you let it? Aren't we supposed to "make things happen?"
Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry offers this wisdom:
"The ocean doesn't care about you. It is a force of nature that existed long before you were born and that will be around long after you. We operate under the illusion of control when so many of the most important things in life aren't even close to the realm of our control. When you release yourself from the illusion of control, you can relax. You can put in your best effort but let things turn out how they'll turn out. You can find moments of joy in the most simple things. So don't fight forces of nature. Ride them."