Trusting the Universe

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 4

I’m a fan of the Universe. And I’m a believer in trusting the Universe to do its thing. But…I’ve had some disappointing set-backs of late and they have gotten under my skin. To be honest, these blows have left me feeling a bit wind-taken-out-of-my-sails, a bit defeated, a bit discouraged. It would be safe to say it’s set off a fair amount of catastrophizing on my part (never pretty). And it’s all felt crappy.

So my question is this: how do I reconcile these defeats along with my belief in the Universe doing its thing? It seems easy to trust that “the Universe is unfolding as it should” (Max Ehrmann) when life is revealing itself in the ways in which you want. But the challenge, to my heart, is to trust the Universe when life feels like its unfurling, unraveling, coming unglued.

Do you trust the Universe to do its thing? If so, how do you reconcile that trust in the Universe with the things that occur in your life that feel opposed to what you want?

 

4 Responses

  1. Lindsey says:

    I don’t know the answer to this, though I’m intimately familar with the feeling. I guess it’s about trusting that eventually this path will make sense, and that there is something to learn in the unexpected detour, cul-de-sac, or switchback you find yourself on. Still, not fun, and I think it’s only human to feel frustrated and disheartened. Sending love. xox

  2. Grace Moore says:

    Sitting still. Just sitting my butt down somewhere with no music, no distractions and no agenda other than being still. At first the feelings and thoughts sound and feel like rush hour traffic in NYC rumbling through me. And then somehow if I let the rush run it’s course it will eventually become quiet. In that space I am reminded of who I am, all the time, no matter the circumstances and I know beyond a shawdow of a doubt that the universe is simply being too. Sometimes it’s only a moment that I am aware of this truth but what a wonderous moment it is.
    And then I say “thank you” – granted I’m ot always certain what I am saying thank you for but I do remember that someone said if the only prayer you ever utter is “Thank you” then the universe will hear you.
    My dear friend and I often remind each other while one of us is in the midst of the unfurling that some day we will be old ladies and will look back at this time and say,”Wow, when that shit was going down I never would have thought I would have learned/received/noticed/been blessed by ….whatever.
    And as most of my family knows in the middle of some crisis or another while sobbing or being upset I have just about always been known to say, ” Some day this is going to be a really good or really funy story and if not I’m going to have to find out who’s in charge and fire their ass!”
    Lots of love x0

  3. Celina says:

    Sending you love and support. I do trust that things unfold as they need to but it isn’t always easy.

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