8.21.2008

{you are always at the right place}

My favorite artist Penelope Dullaghan posted a response to this thing she read on her blog this morning and it got me thinking:

“act as if you know what’s going on. as if you are divinely guided. believe that you are always at the right place at the right time and everything you do and everything that happens is orchestrated for your higher growth.”

What if? What if we did? Jump and the parachute would appear is easy to say when you are not standing at the edge of the cliff - looking down into complete uncertainty and nothingness.

But if I really did believe that there is a plan, in which all is okay - and that really truly deeply - there is nothing wrong, I would have so much more time and energy to embrace life as it comes, instead of wanting to bend and push it into a form that makes me comfortable.

Believing that I am divinely guided might actually free me up from the worry and anxiety that I carry along in my purse - like a faithful companion who never lets me down. If there is nothing wrong, then there is SO much more room to breath and laugh and expand.

And to trust so exceptionally and fully is SO hard - so extremely difficult when you feel abandoned and loathed by the universe - but that is at the exact time when it is so necessary to trust the forces that are bigger than yourself. Trusting. Trusting yourself, trusting your path and trusting that in fact everything is exactly as it should be.

And trusting that what ever it is - from the greatest joy to the deepest sorrow - it too shall pass.

1 comment:

Vanessa Smith, MA, CLC said...

Alex - I love this post, it's beautifully written and so representative of the perfectly imperfect life we are all living. It's so easy to focus on the good stuff when there is good stuff all around.

Two things that have helped me when uncertainty appears:

1) Remind myself that it's ok to feel scared or fear or whatever else that doesn't fall into the "positive" emotion realm. So much energy gets wasted resisting whatever it is that you wish wasn't happening. It's happening, and it's ok to feel however you feel about it.

2) Remembering the other times I've been stuck and how I made it through despite my fear that I wouldn't.

Thanks for a good post.
Vanessa