I can't even tell you how frequently this mantra has been looping through my mind the past few weeks. It's something my coach, T, tells me almost every session we have together and I've found it to be one of the most beneficial pieces of advice I could ever follow.
When I give up the need for control (i.e. be open to everything but attached to nothing) I have to recognize that I become beautifully in sync with life, from the big to the little and back again.
Need an example? You got it. In one week:
* I found my favorite pair of sunglasses that were presumably stolen 2 months ago the very day I had intentions of purchasing (expensive) replacements. Phew! I'm back to looking bad ass while saving my squinting eyes from crows feet.
* I also found my favorite ring purchased during SF bestie weekend, which I thought I had lost (apparently I lose a lot of things. oopsies.)
* An old friend came back into my life and has proven to be a complete and utter breath of fresh air. I'm loving the ease, fun and excitement of our reconnection. We've mutually agreed to trust the process together (no pressure + total honesty + willingness to be vulnerable + LOTS of playfulness = one happy Trish) and it's awesome to see the ways in which things are slowly (but steadily) clicking into place for us.
* And most humbling: I was asked by Weebly to be in their promo video for our new iPhone App, which I'm so excited to share with you here:
When we trust the process essentially what we are saying to the Universe is that we know things are aligning for our greater good--and we have the fearless, worry free patience to wait for them. Am I perfect at it? Heck no...particularly the "worry free" aspect. I certainly have my moments where my ego's swirlings bring me to a screeching hault of anxiety. There are even regretful times when I lose my cool in response to another person or situation. But I've learned, thankfully, that this is life. The good with the bad, the highs with the lows. The negative does not define me...and honestly? Neither does the positive. And I've learned to turn to my go-to mood boosters to alleviate the anxiousness of less-than-sunny times: A dance party for one, a brisk walk outside, a few quiet moments in meditation, a vent to my best friend, a mental mantra on repeat and most importantly, taking gratitude inventory. By not dwelling on my missteps or punishing myself for being human (the ego is simply an obnoxious part of our makeup whether we like it or not), I'm able to get back in the flow; being open to everything, but attached to nothing.
Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Cheers to trusting the process.
Happy Friday, Grateful Lifers!