GOD HAS A PLAN. TRUST IT. LIVE IT. ENJOY IT!
Last week, as I sat wondering why things weren’t working out the way I envisioned, I came across this quote while scrolling through my Facebook Feed.
It seemed to just jump out at me from the screen and shake me to the core.
It felt like someone out there was trying to cheer me up, or motivate me during my moment of despondency, shaking me by my shoulders, trying to get some sense into my head!
I have always believed that it’s precisely when you are in need of some gyaan (read, enlightenment), the Universe jolts you with an epiphany.
Words of wisdom spoken by someone in that very moment when you need to hear them, or a motivational quote like I read that day, or even a line from a book or a news clipping.
It feels like the words are meant just for YOU, to waken you and get you moving in the right path.
I have been repeating this quote to myself ever since, especially when I need the reminder, when I feel like I am left out of THE race, or when I feel like a complete loser! Oh yes, I do feel that way sometimes. Don’t we all do, when we compare our lives with that of the others?
So, it has been since then that, each time I feel like things are not working out for me, or things are slipping out of my hand just when I am about to get a grip on them, that I remind myself of THE Plan.
The Plan that the Universe has made for me.
The Plan which will come to fruition as and when it is meant to.
The Plan which I am supposed to live, love and enjoy!
We always forget that our life is not, and will never be, like that of those we look up to or admire.
That each one of us is born with their own destiny, their life’s Plan all drawn up, which will work out as per the rules of the Universe, so it would be better if we quietly go along those rules and not beat ourselves up out of frustration.
Patience is key to accepting the rules of the Universe.
Patience and Trust.
Complete trust in the Universe and the ability to enjoy the plans it has made without grumbling about the speed at which things move.
It’s all a matter of developing that oh-so-precious Patience.
There’s a phrase in Marathi that hubby voices when he sees me getting impatient:
“Dheer dharaal tar kheer milel!” (If you have patience (dheer), you will get its sweet fruit (kheer).
So, let’s just keep working hard and enjoying the process.
Let’s also have patience…loads and loads of patience, for without it we will only be wringing our hands in despair.
Reaching our destination is not what winning is all about. But, living and breathing every moment, experiencing the highs and the lows, celebrating every little failure and victory is what will make our journey worthwhile.
I read somewhere that it’s only when we begin enjoying our journey wholly that we cease to think about the destination.
That’s precisely what I wish to achieve.
How about you? Do you find your patience slipping away from you? Do you find yourself despairing over ‘still not being there’ ?
Do share with me how you feel. I will do my best to motivate you to have patience and keep working, and enjoying. I will do my best to cheer you up, dear reader. It’s all we can do–we are in it together, aren’t we?