Do you desperately want something new or different in your life right now? Whether it’s a relationship or the freedom of not being in one, a better apartment, a new car, career change, a shift in perception, or heck even the latest Fifty Shades of Grey book; take a moment to step back. Take a huge step back and ask yourself why these things may or may not be present in your life or aren’t shaping up the way you’d hope no matter what you are doing to manifest them and change the outcome.
I’ve been there many a time where I have craved something new, something different or exciting in my life and focused all my energy into creating this ‘ideal’ situation and then I get disappointed and disheartened when things don’t go as I had hoped. Or worse yet I do get what I wanted and that pretty picture I had in my head suddenly appears to resemble something a two year old crafted.
We go through life wishing and hoping for something other than what is in front of us and pine after some idealistic fantasy that we end up missing the best thing of all; the present moment. If all we have is time and we flippantly wish that time away then what are we left with?
It is only recently that I have taken the time to reflect on this and accept that certain things in my life are the way they are because that’s what is intended for me at present. It is exactly how my life is supposed to be at this point in time and I am not receiving what I deem to ‘need’ or on the contrary, receiving an abundance of something undesirable because that is all part of the divine plan. Perhaps I am not ready for these other changes, perhaps I haven’t yet learnt the lesson in the current situation or perhaps it’s just not the right time.
It can be challenging accepting this and taking a backseat in the car of life especially when most of us like to be in control and dictating what happens next, with who, when and how, but would it really be so bad if once and a while we handed that power over to the universe and let it guide us instead of battling against it?
This newfound ‘revelation’ of mine has been so liberating and allowed me the emotional freedom to be happier right now, in this day, in this moment. Knowing that what is present in my life; the job I have, the people around me, the way I am spending my time, the relationships I do or don’t have, this is how my life is supposed to be for the greater good.
Accepting this has lifted a huge weight off my heart and has provided more certainty about what I do and don’t want in my life and given me the push I needed to go after or let go of these desires.
There are many things in this world that we can control but personally I think we could all benefit from detaching ourselves from the internal struggles we are up against when ultimately we are all going to live the life we are meant to live.
“And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”
How about you? Do you find it difficult to go with the flow or have you experienced a divine acceptance of what is?