I don't know about you, but from my own personal experiences and from what others have shared with me, Trusting in Life is not as easy as one might hope or imagine.
If we've experienced many past disappointments or have fallen multiple times when trying to accomplish something of great meaning to us, one natural response is that of distrust. You may think that because you've been hurt by a partner in the past that if you open up your heart and trust, you will be hurt again. You may think that after 15 job interviews and feeling rejected for not having been hired, if you go out on another interview, you may be rejected again.
And, you know what - those things could very well happen. But you know what else could also happen? You might tap into your own strength, and that of the collective strength of the Universe, and you may surprise yourself. Letting go and trusting may result in a relationship that doesn't fail or that long awaited job offer. Or, it may give you the courage, self-compassion, strength, and wisdom if your next relationship does fizzle out or that perfect job has not yet become open to you.
As a person who has dealt with anxiety issues, I can tell you that when and only when I begin to surrender my ego's need to control everything (which is just an illusion anyway - there is only so much that we really control), only when I am willing to relinquish my stubborn streaks of doing the go-go-go without resting thing, only when I ask Life to fill me with trust for its plan and for trust in myself as a capable, worthy, and strong child of the Universe - only then do I notice that things begin to turn around in a positive direction.
If you are struggling right now with an issue that has you feeling stuck, consider declaring to Life that you surrender and are open and willing to be shown the ways in which you may heal and move forward from the current circumstances. If you sense that Life is letting you know that this is where you need to be right now, uncomfortable or not, then ask that your eyes, heart, and mind may be blessed with the wisdom that will allow you to take the absolute best care of yourself and bring the highest good to you and everyone involved.
Listening to a progressive muscle relaxation CD and a guided imagery meditation helped soften my heart to surrender. I pray that you find your outlet and door.
Debbie aka Sulilo
I found the Trust photo here.