Do you have that one thing, whether it’s an object, a quote, religion, person, etc, that grounds you, helps you sleep at night? Mine, is trusting the universe.
Easier said then done of course, but sometimes, from life experience, I have learned that the pieces of the puzzle ALWAYS work themselves out. When my mind starts to race about an outcome out of my control, I calm myself down by reminding myself that this too, shall pass. It doesn’t help your body/mind, or the situation, if you stress about outcomes in or out of your control. You as a human, are stronger then you even know. You will always get from A to B using your instincts and life experiences. You will always find your way. With every challenge we grow, with every struggle we learn, we make imprints on our soul.
I watched most of my friends get married before me, have children before me, and obtain careers before me. I wondered if I would ever find a husband, get my career into gear, have a family of my own. As a human, I too had times of doubt. Mostly, I trusted the universe. I pictured my dreams coming true so much, that it became a reality. I knew deep down inside my heart, that my love path would fall into place when I was ready. I had faith. I waited for “the one”, I didn’t settle, and sure enough I found my big love eventually, worth every second of the wait.
Some may think I waited a long time. I think I waited for the right time….
It happened with my dream job(s) as well. It took me until I was 26 years old to fully land a full time position on the radio at WDHA. I worked from the ground up, took many part-time jobs to be able to eat and pay the rent, but eventually everything worked itself out. It was timing, it was fate, it was a little bit of both, but I never gave up hope, and my trust in the universe.
That’s my mentor and I in the photo above, a career favorite of mine….
I’m not saying that everything my heart desires I trust the universe to hand to me when I’m ready. I’m saying that the meaningful goals, the ones that you know you need and want to exist on this earth, big or small, come at the right time. We may even learn a lot while walking on our journeys. It’s all a part of it, I do believe…..
I never gave in to the pressures of society in life or love. I didn’t get married until my mid 30’s, I didn’t get hired full time on the radio until well after I graduated college, and I didn’t start teaching yoga until one year ago! I did however, always feel that I was destined for more, and wouldn’t settle for less. I had faith that the steps I took, the heart aches I had felt, the bad jobs I endured, were lessons for me to better roads ahead.
It doesn’t matter what age you are, or what society has decided is the “right” time. What truly matters is what’s inside your heart, and what your own clock is. I suggest setting it to the beat of your heart. Don’t let too much time pass you by without taking the necessary steps to achieve your desires, but also trust that with the right persistence, passion, and patience as I talked about here http://www.lindsaykleinrocks.com/inhale-in-2015/ , you will find your answers.
In 2015’s fast paced society, with the constant need for instant gratification, what if we all just stopped for a few minutes of the day, gave our brains a rest, and just breathed. Have gratitude instead of instant gratification, have less stress instead of more deadlines? Sounds dreamy right? Just remember that no matter what you are going through, and what obstacles lay ahead, shift your conscious mind to something that comforts you. Ground yourself before panic shows it’s nasty face. Know that you will get to the light at the end of the tunnel, you always do…..
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
― Amit Ray