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To trust life is to accept life on its terms. to experience what comes your way, as you are. Trusting life is knowing, that all things….good and bad eventually pass.
To know I’ll be okay. It will be okay. And live gratefully anyway.
It means to be exactly in this present moment, resting your hand on your heart, and even though life may feel tough or feel like you did not sign up for these challenges, loss, and struggles, it is an inner knowing and peace that you are being guided on exactly the path that is meant for you. By trusting life, you trust your intuition and your Higher divine self.
I like your reflection very much Therese. We are guided on the path that is meant for us. Trust the self. Wonderfull. Thank you Therese
To trust life and be grateful.
It means be available to life, a willingness to be vulnerable, perhaps a prerequisite to allowing things of significance to be drawn to you.
My son, when young, liked ‘trust’ better than ‘faith’
It means to let go of the need to control, the need to be right, the need for a particular outcome, the need to armour myself, the need to remain in my comfort zone. I’ve come a ways on that journey and it continues. Life is juicier and more joyful when I trust life that’s for sure.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr
Yup, Rabbit – thanks for the reminder and the attribution to Niebuhr. I think of it as a part of 12-step programs too?
I hadn’t thought of my approach to life involving trust so much as a willingness to find out what happens next. I suppose I trust my ability to roll with whatever that next thing is–I thought of that more as experience yielding knowledge that even the worst things will dim or disappear from memory over time. And what’s meant by “life” in this question, anyway? My life? All the myriad life forms and the planet I’m resting on? The flow of events and feelings? Those just *are*. It doesn’t feel like a question of trust, somehow. What would it mean to distrust life?
To believe in its constancy, its reliability, its design, its ability to deliver – the masterful plan that made us, brought us to this moment and toward which we contribute daily by stepping in the path of our own’s life’s potential.
Sometimes these questions are so deep and the answer comes so readily – but the actually doing part is so hard. To me trusting life is having faith that you are where you are meant to be and that you have the skills and perseverance to handle all of life’s complications. Sometimes, in the moment, having that faith is so hard….
For me, trusting life means to recognize, understand and, without judgement, accept that every experience thrown at me along my journey, 1) is happening for a larger cosmic reason/principle, 2) will average themselves out over time so there is no need to keep score, 3) and most importantly, recognizing the only thing I can control is how I employ the knowledge and wisdom I gained from the preceding experiences. I think? Have a great day everyone.
I was born human, therefore I will experience many situations, desires, sensations, happiness’s, fears, angers, limitations, prejudices, hurts, intentions, rejections, acceptances, learnings, adventures, gratitudes, generosities, insights, kindnesses, cruelties, and sickness and death. I trust life will deliver these outcomes. hmm Can I trust myself to make the most life affirming decisions that will benefit all?
This is a hard one for me because I struggle to just call everything God’s will because I think God gives us purpose and calls us to act to try to make things better. A counselor told me once after many sessions, “Your mother did the best she could.” I think we can all do the best we can in kind, loving and helpful ways.
I did the best I could, Rabbit, in raising my daughter, tho I wish I had loved her more. 😐
Warm wishes to you 🙂
Maybe you loved her enough but other things made it impossible to show it the way you would today. I think it was that way with my mom. I wasn’t getting in trouble and doing well in school. Her other child wasn’t so that took her time as did marital problems. I get it now and maybe your daughter understands more than you think or will someday. All life can ask of us is the best we can do now. Sometimes, I even think maybe I wouldn’t have been the person I am if things had been different. 💓
Thank you, Rabbit! I so hoped not to carry my [many!] resentments of my mother after her death and, miraculously, my daughter and her husband drove me to visit my mother on what turned out to be the day she died! Seeing her behaving like a hungry baby overcame any resentments about my poor mother’s treatment of me!! I loved having a daughter but, unfortunately, I was too male identified to actually love her as I wish I had. But now I can love and love her, at last.
For me, It meant that I realized that I am Life and Life is trustworthy. When that realization t00k place, I knew I must stop resisting and go with the flow. I’ll be shown a way. I began to understand that if Life is trustworthy so am I. I stopped turning situations into problems. I found greater self acceptance. It was a major shift for me. What a relief!
Thank you Carol! Your line ” I stopped turning situations into problems” Just made me realized that I have been doing this all my life! I must remember this everyday. I have been worried for as long as I can remember, I live with worry and anxiety every single day. I have been trained to fight or fly since I was a child. How much time wasted because I turn situations into problems. I thank you!
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