Will it All Work Out???
One of the BIG questions we have in our journey in Life: “Will it ALL work out???”
Will I be able to:
- Pay the rent?
- Buy gas?
- Engage in a meaningful career?
- Find a mate?
- Raise the kids?
- _____________________ ?
- (and so on . . . )
The questions change as Life goes on. But the questions still persist.
And it’s up to each one of us to find the answers.
Not so much from the outside, as we are tempted. But rather from the inside — from deep inside our souls.
Symptoms vs. Cause
It’s easy to think, “If only I had more money . . . If only I had a mate . . . If only I could loose weight . . . ”
But these are merely symptoms, not the cause.
These are modern-day Sirens luring us out to sea, beguiling us off our steady course. Making us think that if we just had this one extra element, Life would be Bliss.
Yet, the Purpose of Life seems to be found in learning how to take control of our thoughts — our fears, our needs — and turning those very obstacles into the generators of solutions.
Flipping them into opportunity: For growth. Wisdom. Depth of character.
Rather than excuses for anxiety, worry, depression, doubt.
Test Run . . .
I remember, years ago, sitting with my brother and his wife. I was losing my rental; they were losing theirs. Neither of us knew where we would move, or what would happen next.
I had two small girls, four horses and a milk goat. They had a household of belongings, as well as a recording studio full of specialized sound equipment. Not easy rentals to find.
As much as I was tempted to freak out, I knew from previous demonstrations, that fear and panic wouldn’t work. Not only wouldn’t it help me find my next rental, it would likely assure my homelessness.
So in that moment, twentysomething years ago, I remember receiving a fresh inspiration. With the three of us, sitting on the floor — I spoke these words:
“Looking back on our Lives, everything has worked out perfectly, bringing us right here, to where we’re at right now. (We’ve made it though other times of uncertainty!)
And right now, we’re fine.
“So, I’m going to trust that the same energy that has brought us this far will continue. I’m going to throw that energy that’s carried me here, out in front of me.
“I’m going to say ‘Thank you!’, rather than worry.
“And I’m going to know that ALL things will work out, just as they have, up until now.
“Let’s each of us make this an experiment, and see how that works!”
All three of us put that philosophy to the test that day, and beyond. And I’m happy to report: It’s worked — and still working :))
As I look back on my Life from my current vantage point, things have worked out. For all of us.
Why? Because there’s always a solution :))
Always a way to bring us through Life’s challenges.
It seems to come when:
- I take control of my thoughts.
- Shift from fear to gratitude.
- And listen to, and follow, my intuition.
From when I look up, and align with the Divine.
So if you’re at a crossroads, if you’re struggling — know that your solutions are at hand. (May I remind myself, as well.)
Know that you have the ability shift your attention from worry and doubt — into calm and peace.
Like an athlete, controlling the temptation to fumble.
Like a pilot, knowing her ability to land that plane!
Like a surfer, melding with the ocean, and riding that swift, tumbling wave.
Throwing that same energy out in front of you that’s carried you here, today.
And the demonstrations don’t stop.
As long as we’re here on this Earthly plane, we battle the tug-a-war: Our inner demons vs. our outer needs.
So take your deep breath.
Shine bright in living your skills.
Trust in that energy that guides you.
And know — It really will ALL work out :))
For more evidence of this philosophy see: My Yoda Story.
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