# How does 'Letting go' fit in with Murphy's Law?

 There has been a lot on the discussion of manifesting/creating vs. letting go, to obtain (as contradictory as the last one is). However, I was looking at it another way and not sure it has been addressed: There are times where I had to step up and take control and if I had not, the consequences would be hard. So it brings to my attention Murphy's law and the will of other people. If these are at work in a specific situation, we must take control....that is my opinion. So if you agree with this, my question is: how do you realize that it is these two at work vs. when it may be better to let go or something that is meant to be? Murphy's Law - Things will move towards disorganization, chaos, problems, will go wrong if let alone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy%27s_law asked 16 Jun '11, 23:09 Back2Basics 7.6k●8●35●151 ursixx 22.0k●14●45 B2B: Will you please define Murphy's Law for me? I am not sure you and I have the same Murphy's Law in our heads...I just want to be sure we are on the same page. Thanks! >>>>>>>>> (17 Jun '11, 00:04) Jaianniah @B2B Great question,one word spell checked. (17 Jun '11, 06:06) ursixx showing 1 of 2 show 1 more comments

 4 Analogy; In A River You can be in the river going against the stream. (not good). You can stop fighting it and go with the flow (better) but without a rudder (not good) Or stop fighting it, go with the flow and use a rudder to navigate away from danger and still go where you want. This is how I look at it. Yes let go to an extent but you have to act to navigate. Know you are moving in the right direction (river) and you make necessary changes to create what you need (use of rudder) to do new things and avoid shortcomings (rocks in the river) So it's a balance of letting go when necessary and adjusting direction when needed. answered 16 Jun '11, 23:24 you 5.3k●9●53 General speaking, this is how I see it as well. (17 Jun '11, 00:57) Back2Basics
 4 Inspired action is sometimes needed; no doubt about it! answered 17 Jun '11, 00:25 LeeAnn 1 17.0k●1●5●19
 3 If the situation is life threatening or harmful you must respond. However, if the situation involves the advancement of another persons lesson in life, like responsibility, speak your mind, and leave it alone. The laws are connected to one's intention. Something that is meant to be is what you are doing right now. You are what you seek. Try not to extend that power too far from yourself. Your focus is from the inside out. Then you will get feedback, and then you respond. Stay local to you and minimize your extension. The Knights of Alchemy. answered 16 Jun '11, 23:36 The Knights Alchemy 3.3k●1●7 ok, i will have to digest this one a bit, thak you very much. (17 Jun '11, 00:57) Back2Basics
 3 You do not leave things alone when letting go. You put them into motion and leave them with a confidence they will bring you success. It is like shooting an arrow. You make a precise shot and turn around before the arrow hits the target, knowing that it will happen. answered 26 Jul '11, 16:48 Asklepios (suspended)
 2 the discussion of manifesting/creating vs. letting go, to obtain (as contradictory as the last one is). I never thought of these two as "vs" . More like two steps in Ask,accept and receive. Asking Is the manifesting/creating and letting go is the accepting. There are times where I had to step up and take control and if I had not, the consequences would be hard As far as stepping up it is as The Knights Alchemy says; Something that is meant to be is what you are doing right now. Stepping up is you being present and very much in the now. A good thing. Murphy's laws are something to laugh about and show us resistance.If you want them to work they will.Like attracts like. If these are at work in a specific situation, we must take control....that is my opinion. If you truly are in control it is given to you and not taken. And that is to even to say the you give yourself permission to have control, i.e. :use of the rudder(Nice one Michael)peace answered 17 Jun '11, 06:50 ursixx 22.0k●14●45 I like that you see it as two steps, that really does make more sense. (17 Jun '11, 18:02) Back2Basics