A Very Important Lesson We All Could Stand To Learn
In May of 2016, I walked away from teaching with a head full of ideas, a heart full of passion, and eyes full of fear and questions.
It’s now October of 2017, and each of those remains full of the same things, but still I am a different person. I’ve learned so much in the year and a half that I’ve been carving my course and sculpting my life, and in light of a recent instagram post, I want to share one of the biggest, deepest lessons I’ve learned in hopes that you, too, will grab onto it like fruit straight from the vine— free & pure, but still best when tasted rather than merely told about.
A thousand times over, the universe said to me, “Trust me,” and still I white-knuckled my own plans and pushed against that message, wholeheartedly believing I knew what was best for me.
I did not. I still don’t.
So shouldn’t it be a relief, then, to just sit back and let the universe work her magic?
She’s been feisty with the deliverance of this message. I kid you not: I asked for growth and she sent things to break me. I longed for community and she handed me a giant dose of solitude. I had so much I wanted to say, but instead I was given so many opportunities to listen.
And that’s the way it seems to work.
You don’t get what you want without also getting a little of what you don’t want, too.
That's the universe's teaching philosophy. Trust it.
What plans and expectations are you white-knuckling right now?
Would trusting the universe be a relief or a challenge (or both) for you?
It’s a lesson you’ll have to learn for yourself, likely more than once, but know I’m right there with you.