It’s easy to accept the will of the universe when we can see where it’s heading.
But when our future is shrouded in a cloud of mystery, that’s a different story.
Emerson’s legendary university lecture on trusting the process come to mind.
As the traveler who has lost his way throws his reins on his horse’s neck and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his road, so must we do with the divine animal who carries us through this world.
Talk to anyone with equestrian experience. When you build trust with a horse, he becomes a willing partner that gives a hundred percent. And the trust that flows between animal and owner becomes an endless circle that builds on itself and becomes stronger over time.
And so, like most meaningful things in the world, trust is best when approached as a practice. This active engagement with the unknown, it’s something we return to day after day. Bowing ourselves out of the driver’s seat just a little bit more each time.
Not obsessing over some static final understanding of our changes, but rather, participating in an ongoing transformative dialogue about them. Even if that means just sitting there doing nothing.
Our faith has wandered and shaken hands with the craziness, and that’s okay.
Because while stepping forward is certainly an act of trusting the process, choosing to wait instead of acting in panic and urgency is an act of trust too.
It’s far less sexy, this surrendering to allow a new way of living to enter our life and being.
But sometimes it’s the best we can do with the little information we have.
Don’t chime the armageddon bell just yet. Give the law a chance to work.
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What will assist you in building trust with your true self?
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