Just like many other bloggers have posted during this past week, I too have been participating in the 21 Days of Gratitude program from the Mentors Channel.
Yesterday they spoke about setting goals and then just letting go and trusting the Universe. I really want to try and practice this act of gratitude and try to set attainable goals and just trust that they will occur.
How come so many healthy individuals don’t realize how grateful they should be? Why is it that when we become ill, we start counting our blessings? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? We have lost so much since we became ill, yet we are expected to be grateful for what we STILL have, while people that are healthy, working, generating income and putting money away for retirement don’t get that they have it all.
It got me wondering if the “healthy” segment of our population, is more unhappy than the ones dealing with a chronic and debilitaing illness.
We see studies all the time telling us how depressed and unhappy people are, when seemingly they have it all. Why is this? Why are the most prescribed pills nowadays anti depressants and anti anxiety pills? Why do people want to numb themselves to make it through life when really they just don’t understand how much they have? What will make them happy, I definitely don’t have the answers to these questions.
All I can think about is what will make me happy. Well, we all know what the number one thing would be on my list: TO FEEL GOOD and be RESTORED to HEALTH. People have trouble trusting each other, so taking a leap of faith and trusting the Universe is a big challenge.
How do I start to surrender to the great unknown? As a first step, I will start thinking about abundance and not deficit. I will think about what I want to attract into my life and not think about what I don’t want in my life.
I will start repeating to myself, everything is going to work out in the end, which involves a huge amount of trust and surending of control. It’s just as easy to believe that things will work out on a positive note, than on a negative one. There’s no reason to think otherwise. I have to believe there’s a higher purpose behind the difficult and seemingly endless period I am currently going through.
Letting go will be extremely difficult for me, as I have the overwhelming need to control so much in my current life. I think this is the way to make me feel as well as possible, in any given situation, but maybe it’s not. I do realize that “controling the outcome of each situation in my daily life” does cause me a lot of anxiety and turmoil.
As a promise to myself, I will start having faith in the power of the Universe. Why should I doubt the Universe more than a stranger I happen to meet. When I meet someone new in my life, I give them the benefit of the doubt and trust that they are true and good, unless they prove me wrong. I will give the mighty Universe that same benefit of the doubt.
To quote a line from a movie I recently viewed and enjoyed, “Everything will be alright in the end. And if it’s not alright, then it’s not yet the end.”