Easier said than done, my friends. I know. But consider this: every moment that we don't have faith in the Universe and we are questioning the order of events, our mind is not in the present. And every moment you aren't in the "now," you are missing precious opportunities. Give up the "what if's?" and "should I's?" and take action now. If you feel like the time to act is not now, then release the thought from your mind and trust that the Universe has the perfect plan for you.
None of this:
- "What if I don't get the job?! When will the employer call me back?!" Will thoughts like that change anything? No. Actions might - like following up or casting a wide net in the job pool. And a still mind in the mean time wouldn't hurt!
- "What if I made a mistake walking away from the relationship? What does the future hold for us?!" No Taylor Swift song is going to give you the answer. As much as we'd (sorry male readers...) like to think songs (or general moping) like that give us clarity, they usually just keep us trapped in our emotion-filled minds. Be kind to your heart and to his/hers. Give respect.
- "How will I ever make the deadline (to travel, to submit an application, to finish a project, to get married, to have kids, to buy a house...)?!" Think about what you can accomplish right now to progress towards what you want to achieve. And really, really enjoy each step. Don't see the steps as a means to an end, or you may exhaust yourself to the point of feeling zero real accomplishment when you fulfill that goal. The steps are whole and complete in themselves if you can let them be.
I'm so guilty of thoughts like the ones above. But I really want to move out of that mindset and into a more peaceful, trusting one. It's always the times when we are sitting in the waiting room of our lives that we forego all of the wonderful things that are going on outside. Still the mind and trust that everything is happening just as it should. Every break-up, every argument, every failed attempt, every loss... it's all part of the plan. It's all been predestined, and thinking about it incessantly won't change it. Breathe into the discomfort and just have faith. Something beautiful is waiting to reveal itself. Don't squash the beauty that awaits with your obsessive expectations and worry. I know that it's hard, but have patience. An unexpected surprise is better than a self-induced letdown.