Things always have a way of working out because our problems are temporary.
We assess life from a narrow perspective that blinds us to the truth.
Knowing things work out in the end does not prevent untoward events occurring. However, we appreciate these are minor elements in a larger scheme working behind-the-scenes.
For example, during a live theater production, an actor forgets their line and you rationalize the entire play will be dreadful. Then, an hour into the production, the play proceeds effortlessly and you realize it was a minor gaffe in what is a delightful performance.
Suspend judging situations and trust things are working out, despite your opposition to them.
It’s unreasonable to expect something not working out, when pieces of the puzzle are still forming.
Ask yourself, “What could be going on behind the scenes that I’m unaware of?”
We must take a long-term view of life if we wish to find happiness and contentment in our everyday circumstances.
If you set out on a road trip and encounter rough terrain early in the journey, you might conceive the entire trip to be challenging. However, once the destination is reached, you appreciate the journey in its entirety replete with the highs and lows.
Don’t judge your life based on current circumstances since this is one facet of it.
While you shouldn’t ignore short-term setbacks, explore the key lessons they represent, a delay is not a denial.
Everything that follows is perfectly orchestrated, and there’s meaning contained in each event.
We may realize the lesson further down the road while other times we may not understand why the experience took place.
Instead of dwelling on unfortunate conditions, see them as obstacles that provide inner wisdom and personal growth.
The universe brings forth unforeseen circumstances when you least expect it. Your greatest gifts will arise from the unexpected if you suspend judgement.
When things don’t turn out as you expect, focus on what’s important instead of becoming embroiled in circumstances that mean little in the end.
A person on their death bed will tell you their three regrets are: having worked too much, not having loved enough, and not having the courage to express their feelings.
There’s a purpose to your life and your task is to unearth it. When you do, it will be as though you are reborn.
You are called to trust life because what needs to happen will do so, nevertheless. Everything works out in the end since there’s a natural order to life, regardless of your fears and doubts.
The most you can do is to embrace your current experience. Acceptance means to acknowledge life happens through you, not to you. Don’t be a victim since this reinforces your suffering.
You are powerful beyond measure. I know, I know it may not seem this way. This type of thinking results from perceiving your problems through a victim lens instead of an empowerment lens.
If you lose your wallet, you accept it and retrace the steps to find it. Similarly, to accept your current conditions means to yield to your challenges and allow life to lead you to solutions.
This simple act reaffirms your intent to lean into your conditions instead of retreat from them.
How do you know things always work out in the end?
Look to your past when you encountered similar conditions and got through them.
My greatest breakthroughs emerged when I was ready to give up. Surrender is the greatest step forward. It’s an inner declaration to surrender to universal intelligence that knows precisely how things will unfold.
Don’t be invested in your difficulties. If you focus on what’s not working, it becomes your main point of attraction.
If you’ve ever been to a wildlife sanctuary or open range zoo, you’ll see animals stand perfectly still as they weather torrential rain during a storm.
Yet, the moment the rain has passed, they shake water off their coat and continue on.
Make this your undertaking during unpleasant circumstances. Fully experience what is happening and once it has passed, as it no doubt will, continue on your journey.
I remind you of the Japanese proverb, “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
With this engraved on your mind, approach your next challenge realising that difficult moments unearth your true character.
Because your duty is to respond to life as a warrior and greet it with vigilance and courage.