“All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A few years ago, I was going through a situation, which brought about a great deal of fear surrounding my future. Not really one specific event, rather several small points where I would get lost in the fear of what was around the next bend. I was sharing many of these small yet encompassing fears with a friend, when he realized that I was very present and full of joy. Although, nothing in my circumstances had changed he posed a question that I have shared several times since; “is this the future that you were so worried about?” At that time I made the shift, it became very clear that when I was dealing with this moment, those worries of the past and fears of the future no longer exist.
I am now in a space that many people would fully justify me to feel worry or fear based on the outside circumstances in my life. I have a new beginning at a job, I am living in a new place, I am reconnecting with old friends and building new relationships and I am financially in a lower place than I have been in a very long time. Through all of this though I am full and confident in a future that I cannot fully see yet, the result is a keen ability to live the best I can in the present. This trust comes from what Emerson eludes to in our quote, All I have seen, my past experiences have proven to me time and time again that everything will be exactly the way it is intended to be, so my job is simply to not worry and keep moving forward.
I cannot bring to mind a feeling or thought that has been more detrimental to my growth than worry. Worry is like a disease that feeds on itself to steal time, love, joy and wonder from the world around us. I choose today to further let go of worry while dedicated myself to taking as much actions as is necessary to cure that disease. “Is this the future that you were so worried about?”
Affirmation: Today I trust that everything is exactly the way it is supposed to be.
Call to Action: This week, watch out for how controlled your life is by worry and fear. When you are struck with it be prepared to affirm that in that moment you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Recall those times in your past where it seemed all was lost to build this belief that moving forward everything will be the way it is supposed to be. Take the action to separate worry from your world…starting, NOW!!! We never said change was easy, trust us, it is good.
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