Sunday, April 6, 2014
Trusting the Bigger Picture
Everyone of us goes through times where it seems like we're doing all the right things and yet nothing appears to be working, or changing in our lives. This can be excruciatingly painful and beyond frustrating. It is precisely at these junctures though, when we feel like giving in, that we have to learn to trust that just maybe the life force, or governing intelligence knows something we don't. And perhaps if we would but trust it, it may have plans for our lives that aren't quite ready to unfold. Our limited eye sight and vision is minuscule in scope compared to that of the ever expansive perspective of the creator.
If we're not careful, we can become hardened, bitter and lose hope completely during these moments of obscurity. Our negativity can even begin to overshadow all of our good. Yet, if we can keep Trusting the Bigger Picture and find ways to keep hope alive when we feel like letting it wither and die, something good usually manages to spring forth eventually.
Life is like a magic carpet ride. It is full of surprises, some ups and downs, as well as some delightful, joyous events. Yet there are certain moments when the ride comes to a screeching halt and it appears the carpet has lost its magic to fly momentarily. Maybe it's only to keep us grounded a while before we take our next flight? Who knows? But even birds have to rest their wings from time to time. Magic is like energy though. It never dies, but only changes form. And it never disappears if we keep on believing. Sooner or later, if we hold on, it will resurface and we may even understand why we went through times of considerable uncertainty, pain, darkness and confusion.
Trusting this bigger picture that we cannot always see with our natural eyes isn't always easy however. But sometimes it's the best thing we can do, especially when all else fails. Rainy days and floods don't have to destroy our lives. In fact, sometimes they clear out the very debris which has been blocking our progress and standing in our way of a much more fulfilling tomorrow. Trust what your eyes cannot see and know that something bigger and better is quite possibly trying to emerge whenever you feel you are at your lowest moments. Stupendous lives are often crafted out of less than perfect circumstances. And sometimes we find beauty and joy where we least expected to find it. Regardless, there is perfection in the timing and unfolding of everything that happens or doesn't happen in our lives.
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