Let Life Work For You
Posted on June 26 2017
Our lives and the universe we exist in are governed by laws. From scientific laws to traffic laws, they range from awe-inspiring to the completely mundane. Either way, these laws exist for a reason. We may not agree with all of them or even understand most of them but they do exist and are in place for us.
“You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!” - Eckhart Tolle
I was born a doer. I’ve always fought for what I wanted and pushed for what I believed in. Hard work + perseverance = success. This is a motto that I lived by for years. The interesting thing is that if I look back at my life, hard work and perseverance haven’t always equaled success. I’ve pushed through many things that I believed in and not succeeded. In fact, some of the best things that have happened for me have happened without my so called “help”. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I sat back and did nothing. Instead of my hardcore hustle and worrying about outcomes, what I did was recognize opportunities, take inspired action and let go.
“Trust allows. Not trusting obstructs.” ― Peter Santos, Everything I Wanted To Know About Spirituality But Didn’t Know How To Ask: A Spiritual Seekers Guidebook
If we are here for Life to self-realize, then there must have been guidelines put in place to make this happen. It is unfathomable that we were just dumped here with no manuals, guides or instructions to aid us in our journey. What I’ve realized along the way is that Life itself isn’t difficult. We have made it difficult. We have decided to burden ourselves with every problem we can possibly come up with while asserting that there is no easy solution to what we’ve created.
You don’t have to consciously tell yourself to breathe. Your body knows exactly what to do, when to do it and how to do it. Your body also has laws that govern its functions but you don’t often wonder about those laws. You don’t think about the exact amount of oxygen that is needed to fill your lungs in order to keep you alive nor do you wonder if you have the right amount of blood pumping every second through your veins. When you wake up in the morning, you expect to open your eyes and see; you assume that your legs will carry you from the bedroom to the bathroom without a second thought. You feel and move with ease without considering the possibility that your body won’t do what it’s supposed to.
So, let me ask you this, why can’t you assume and accept that your Life will also do the same? Is it so difficult to believe that good things can happen for you or that this world actually has amazing things in store for you? Is it impossible to trust that you were not put on this earth to be jerked around or to be given big dreams, only to have them taken away? It is my belief that if you respect the law, the law will respect you; that if you invest in Life, it will invest in you. I stand firm on the fact that if you ask, and if it is in alignment with your destiny, you will receive. I trust that whatever you seek with a pure heart, you will find in abundance. Lastly, I know that in spite of your past or even current circumstances, if you have the courage to knock, the door will open for you.
What goes up is bound to come down. What the tide washes in, it will eventually wash out. There is a time to plant and there’s a time to harvest. These are truths that have existed before me and before time. They are laws that have worked in nature for eons of years. Life has laws, it also has a rhythm and a flow. Going with that flow is the smartest thing we could ever do.