Wait Without Anxiety
This entry is mostly for me. Sometimes I need to remind myself of the principles I abide by. After all, principles really aren’t much of anything if they aren’t actionable and lately I’ve fallen off a bit.
Today I rediscovered my favorite quote from A Course in Miracles and as always it was in perfect timing.
“Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety.”
It’s a message of faith and trust in the Universe. If you can find peace in knowing that you are on the right path and that life will continue to unfold in a way that best serves you and the world at large you won’t have to worry about the future.
Let me say that the “right path” isn’t always indicated by sunshine and lollipops. You can easily be on the right path and it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, but with those experiences comes growth and wisdom.
Lately, I admit to stressing a lot about the upcoming months. I’ve designed the free-flowing life for myself where my residence, jobs and relationships to some extent are fluid. I spent so many years locking myself into work, homes, relationships and material things that I’ve done a complete 180.
But with this new lifestyle comes the need for an extraordinary amount of trust in myself and the universe.
I don’t have any freelance projects lined up past the end of September. At that time my sublease ends and I need to find a new home (again) and I’m pretty certain that my current “day job” isn’t currently fulfilling my life’s purpose. Additionally, I’ve started a romantic relationship (hooray!) with someone who lives 2,689 miles away (but who’s counting?). A lot of things are in flux and seem insecure.
But it’s times like these I must reflect back on my past successes. As crazy as it sounds, I’ve always made it out the other side even better than imagined. I have to reconnect with the notion that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be and that all of this is a part of my journey and life curriculum designed exclusively for my personal growth.
When you are certain of the outcome - meaning when you know you are ultimately taken care of - you can enjoy the current moments and release anxiety.
What areas in your life are causing anxiety and are keeping you from trusting? Try reflecting on other similar times and acknowledge how you navigated those times and trust you’ll be able to make it through this stress as well. As a friend recently told me, “Worry is like praying for the worst to happen.” Chew on that for a second!