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I often struggle with trusting life. I held this question yesterday and observed my conditioned response.
Not sure of the path to trusting life, but/ and this community is a huge gift. Also the word of the day a few days ago, that cats fare well because they do not read newspapers! 🙂
Even if I don’t trust life, it happens. I have come a long way, done many things, and have many blessings. I have not always gotten what I thought I wanted, but I am content with where I am.
When the decision landed to become a master of my craft. This meant putting down a deep tap root of exploration and expression.
I try to trust life everyday. I realize that things happen for a positive reason. Bad experiences are lessons not life sentences. By thinking this way I am beginning to appreciate life more, the privilege of being alive and trying to enjoy everyday as my last.
I like something I heard from Adyashanti about looking for something and then stopping my looking – and then what I looked for comes to me. That often works and is certainly better than getting frustrated with searching. 🙂
I am only now learning to trust life. For me, it might be the other way around. Insight and surrender has led me to trust this life. You can’t fight the river. The river will always win. I’m learning to go with the current, to trust, enjoy, play, and work with the current. Things began to change when I surrendered to the current.
Thank you Charlie T. Such a helpful metaphor – to learn and practice to surrender to the ‘river of life’, which will always win… Yes indeed..
When I stop listening to my Ego’s narrative and allow my true self to understand the outcome for what it is, I am able to derive valuable insight from the experience or LIFE.
Trust is the only state of being that allows for growth – it all starts with trust. When we trust we listen and consider – key functions that ultimately yield insight.
When has trusting life given me insight?
When I realized that Life is trustworthy, I realized that I am trustworthy because I am Life. We all are life. Franciscan and author Richard Rohr often says, “We offer our prayer together in all the Holy Names of God.” He’s not preaching or teaching dogma. He’s honoring and claiming the wisdom of all paths that lead this Life to fruition and promise. This site is a perfect example of caring and sharing our one Life. Breathing in and breathing out this infinite spirit that our finite mind cannot define. This Breath of Life that is calling us all forth to honor and embrace hundreds of years of evolutionary experience and growth. It is doing its best to assure us that if we go with the flow, roll with the punches, we will be shown a way. When I read the story of creation from various religions disciplines I always come away forsaking victimhood. There is no “Why me?” There is only “May I learn from this situation and not turn it in to a problem. Life, for me, is trustworthy.
Thank you Carol. These words seemed meant for me. “May I learn from this situation and not turn it in to a problem.”
Thank you Carol, I so appreciate your naming and honouring this site and community … ‘breathing in and breathing out this infinite spirit that our finite mind cannot define. This breath of life that is calling us forth to honour and embrace hundreds of years of evolutionary experience and growth … doing it’s best to assure us that if we go with the flow… we will be shown a way’… Such a beautiful reminder! With appreciation, KC
“all the Holy Names” – I like that. Thanks, Carol 🙂
Trusting life not sure i everthought of this at all. I trust i was created purposely to do something no one else could. I believe this is the same for everyone.
The key is really understanding and discovering that in this thing called life.
To me trusting in the power of prayer is what is important, my faith brings me peace. When my prayers and sometimes even miracles occur to bring a positive result that to me is very insightful.
My mom had to have an eye removed and ended up with serious general health complications. She had to stay extra days at the University of MI hospital. It became an extremely emotional time and a social worker was assigned. I remember saying to my husband, “Just tell me everything will be ok, even if it won’t, just tell me it will.” I am not sure if this answers the question but it was and remains significant to me.
“It will be ok” has an enhanced meaning because of this experience. I am grateful that I had someone with me who could say it to me.
I’m not sure about insight. But each time I let go and trust life, it becomes a little easier the next time.
I’ve come to accept, ‘it is what it is’, ‘go with the flow’, ‘this too shall pass’. These are some insights I have learned. Trust is earned.
This quote I came upon has helped me trust the complexities and impermanence of my own life better. I failed to write down who was the author. “We are not here as human beings having a spiritual experience, it’s the other way around. We are all infinite spiritual beings having a temporary human experience.”
Although it is used by many, this seems to be the credited source: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Thank you for quoting it today.
Thank you, Rabbit and Joseph, for reminding me of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. My former Catholic church in Isla Vista CA had murals inspired by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin behind the altar 🙂
This link has a photo of the mural: https://localwiki.org/islavista/St._Marks_University_Parish
I can’t seem to find it Mica. I clicked and copy and pasted. What am I doing wrong?
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