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My leap of faith my well turn out to be not taking the Prolia. Thanks to those who have given their thoughts. Tonight I was reading about a class action suit.
Rabbit, I wish you that with all the information you are gathering you will find a way to become strong in all ways. Our bodies are wonderfully made, as are our minds. They want to be healthy. Quite often things can be done to support healing processes by providing what is needed. The trick is to find the right support. I admit that that is not always easy. So keep digging. When you find a way it will be your reward for the hard work you did. Doctors can be helpful but many, even though they want to help, are not well informed or knowledgeable. When you take responsibility for your wellbeing hard work is waiting for you but it is worth it. I wish you all the best. Be strong. I will keep you in my thoughts. Blessings.
Thank you Dragonfly. I am trying.
Aren’t we all. 😀 You took the first steps and every step, no matter how big or small counts. Day by day, one step at a time, sometimes going forward, sometimes backward and sometimes completely astray. Thus is the path we go in life. Try is all we can do. Courage and love (mostly for the wonderful creation that you are) will take you on your journey. All the best. 🙂
When I saw a doctor 😀
While faith is integral to every step that I take as nothing, unless one is omniscient, is certain – I rarely take leaps; while I walk, run, and climb, it is generally one step at a time.
Perhaps (for this weary Soul at least) it is all a leap of faith. There are only a few things I feel are within my control – the rest not so.
Like my friend Pilgrim, just this past year we made a leap of faith by moving…in our case to a new state. It was a leap of faith because we moved our timeline up for this move and trusted that it was the right decision. It was not the best of circumstances…I had just lost my sister.and was not able to fully grieve her death as we were packing and loading ourselves and then driving 2,000 miles across the country, pulling a cargo trailer in the middle of a weird polar vortex snowstorm.
A huge leap of faith that it would all work out…and after a few more bumps and detours…it did. Looking back I can see clearly that we were Divinely led and protected and that all unfolded for us just as it was supposed to for our highest good.
I find every day a leap of evolutionary faith. For me faith is the willingness to trust Life. As Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield says, “What do you know for sure, anyway?”
For me, today’s quote from Rumi is a reminder that there is only One Life. “When the soul lies down in the grass….even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.”
I find “each other” a construct of my EGO. Creation is One.
I’ve shared author Sheldon Kopp’s Eschatological Laundry List on gratefulness.org before but find myself dwelling on it after reading today’s question. I share it again for those who might not be familiar with it.
An Eschatological Laundry List
A partial register of the 927 (or was it 928) Eternal Truths
1. This is it!
2. There are no hidden meanings.
3. You can’t get there from here and besides there’s no place else to go.
4. We are all already dying and we will be dead for a long time.
5. Nothing lasts.
6. There is no way of getting all you want.
7. You can’t have anything unless you let go of it.
8. You only get to keep what you give away.
9. There is no particular reason why you lost out on some things.
10. The world is not necessarily just. Being good often does not pay off and there is no compensation for misfortune.
11. You have a responsibility to do your best nonetheless.
12. It is a random universe to which we bring meaning.
13. You don’t really control anything.
14. You can’t make anyone love you.
15. No one is any stronger or any weaker than anyone else.
16. Everyone is, in his own way, vulnerable.
17. There are no great men.
18. If you have a hero, look again: you have diminished yourself in some way.
19. Everyone lies, cheats, pretends, (yes, you too, and most certainly I myself).
20. All evil is potential vitality in need of transformation.
21. All of you is worth something, if you will only own it.
22. Progress is an illusion.
23. Evil can be displaced but never eradicated, as all solutions breed new problems.
24. Yet it is necessary to keep on struggling toward solution.
25. Childhood is a nightmare.
26. But it is so very hard to be an on-your-own, take-care-of-yourself-cause-there-is-no- one-else-to-do-it-for-you grown-up.
27. Each of us is ultimately alone.
28. The most important things, each man must do for himself.
29. Love is not enough, but it sure helps.
30. We have only ourselves and one another. That may not be much but that’s all there is.
31. How strange that so often, it all seems worth it.
32. We must live within the ambiguity of partial freedom, partial power and partial knowledge.
33. All important decisions must be made on the basis of insufficient data.
34. Yet we are responsible for everything we do.
35. No excuses will be accepted.
36. You can run, but you can’t hide.
37. It is most important to run out of scapegoats.
38. We must learn the power of living with our helplessness.
39. The only victory lies in surrender to oneself.
40. All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
41. You are free to do whatever you like. You need only face the consequences.
42. What do you know…for sure…anyway?
43. Learn to forgive yourself, again and again and again and again…
Thank you, Carol. These are so, so good to keep in mind daily. Thank you for sharing. It made my day (and if I can abide by them they will make my every day).
Oh this is great. I didn‘t know this list. I like it very much, and I will read it daily for the next weeks. Thank you Carol
A few days ago when I reached out to an estranged relative. I took a leap of faith he might be receptive. Not so far alas.
Moving and buying a house in fall of 2020, with the intention that we’re in the home we can stay in as we get older and knowing that it needs a lot of work to be the kind of place we want. We’ve made progress (begone, false dandelion all over the yard!) and still have far to go, but we love our location, our neighborhood is very friendly, and the town is becoming our community. It feels like a good decision.
Currently serving notice, leaving an organisation that has felt like home for the last 7 years. But I have chosen growth over comfort and am plunging into the new and unknown. Scared but excited at the same time. As the days go buy, excitement is taking centre stage! Grateful for change and growth opportunities.
Getting out of bed. Last year we moved into a senior living complex. I am still adjusting to the leap.
Yram…I understand. We moved to a 55+ development this past year. I still feel like a stranger in a strange land sometimes and we have been here a full year. I am finding that it takes time to adjust…especially since for the first 65 years of my life I lived in a completely different environment. Let us both be patient with the process. Om Shanti friend ♥
Getting out of bed and saying “Yes” and believing that I/we can be better and choosing to see hope and interconnectedness instead of despair and separation. Thank you for this community 🙂
I am in the midst of a leap right now, doing what I can and then letting go and trusting that in a family matter, all will be well – when I cannot see the beyond the now.
When I moved across the state late last year. Leaving friends and some family behind, even though I had hardly seen them during the years when the pandemic was at a high point, was tough. I have a strong sense of Home and am an INFJ, so I am still making my way here. (“It’s very hard to be brave when you’re only a Very Small Animal.” (Piglet)
Hello to Diane on Prayer Tuesday! I hope that all is well, my friend. May joy find its way to you and your family in these last summer days. Blessings, my Friend!
Hello my dear friend. Well…it is no surprise that I am also an INFJ. 🥰 We are kindred spirits in many ways.
I hope you are having a blessed day Pilgrim and I’m wishing joy (such a profound emotion) to you and your family as well.
Om Shanti ♥
I see a leap of faith as something way beyond the every day stuff and for me that was many years ago. There have been no opportunities to leap anywhere! Having spent the last 20 years in bed with an illness that causes profound chronic fatigue I am pretty much stuck; but last week my son said he would like me to move across the country to be nearer to him and my two granddaughters so he could better help me when I need it. I feel very loved and wanted by that but also completely panic-stricken at the thought of such a huge upheaval. It has taken me years to get this house adapted to suit my disabilities and the thought of starting again when I feel so ill is terrifying. This hasn’t really answered the question but it has helped me to share this.
Wow Butterfly ! You are so brave ! Moving out of our comfort zone is exactly the right thing to do ! So happy for you. Your son loves you deeply ! 🥰
Butterfly…..I am with you in this. Living with chronic fatigue for the last 30+ years and just last year moving 2,000 miles across the country to be near our daughters….it was a leap. I think your response to Barb was so wise…you are being led and all will unfold at just the right time as you continue to keep your heart open and curious to what the Divine/Universe will gift to you.
A quote from one of my favorite female mystics, Julian of Norwich:
“All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of thing shall be well”
Wishing you peace friend ♥
Thank you, Diane. It’s so reassuring that you made such a huge move despite chronic fatigue and survived! I will note your advice to keep my heart open. I love the quote from Julian of Norwich 😊
What a huge shift to think about, with many questions for you and also for your son. If he can take on the preparation of the right kind of place for you so you don’t feel as if you’re really starting again all by yourself that will make a big difference. I hope you can talk with him honestly about your fears and concerns and that he can really listen, understand, and consider how and whether he’s able to address them to make it less of a leap and more of a gentle glide if you do decide this is the right thing for you. (I’ve been reading too many advice columns–I went straight to dishing out advice you’ve most likely already thought of.)
Thank you, Barb, I really appreciate your reply. I have said I will not move before my elderly cat passes away. She is 18 and getting quite frail now. As you have pointed out I do wonder if he’s really thought through what a commitment it would be on both sides. Yes, some serious discussions to be had. I am also trying to trust in the universe that if it’s meant to happen the perfect property will show itself at the right time until then I will stay in my comfort zone!
When i leaped out of bed and took the steps of meditation and readings to ignite my faith that this day will be the best day of my life!
Today ! This moment I am being mindful of lovely it is to be at home pain free! That may not sound like a leap of faith to anyone, but just like the quote of the day says : “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.”
It’s taken me many years of being on what they call “disability pay”.
I have fought hard to not accept where I am at today . I somehow looked down at myself for even being in this situation! As if I was some how bullet proof for illnesses or aging or death!
At this moment I am feeling the leap of faith in trusting the universe- God that I am where I need to be.
Thank you for your update. I’m so glad you’re feeling much better and are home.
Hi Michell. Thank you too for your consideration and support. So many blessings come out of letting go.
Antoinette…so happy to be here to read your post. May you continue to be pain free and practicing radical acceptance…one of my personal life goals!
Thank you Dian – acceptance is exactly the path!
Hooray, Antoinette, for ‘pain free’ and warm wishes to you 🙂
Mica, thank you 😊 warm wishes to you too.
So glad you’re better!
Thanks Barb. 🙏🥰
So good to hear that, Antoinette! What a breakthrough! Now you have the space to work with what you have instead of resisting it 😊
Butterfly , I’m way too much of a fighter! I know, but it for some reason it comes so naturally. I’m slowly learning .
The last time I took a leap of faith was when I quit my former job without having a new job in place. I’m grateful for having a savings account and then 3 months later I landed my dream job:)
I can relate. We all come to cross roads in our lives where decisions have to be made. I truly believe that things happen for a reason. As they say in French “Que sera, sera”
My most recent would be when I stepped down from management at my job about 3 months ago.
Twenty-two minutes ago, when I got out of bed.
For a motivated person it is mostly 3 steps forward and two steps back I think. This will deepen our faith.
Herman-Josef, I think of faith as the willingness to trust and your answer to today’s question sums it up! I’ve often shared Sheldon Kopp’s Eschatological Laundry List on this site and today’s question props me to do it again. If it interests you check out my post for today’s question.
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