Trust THE Plan.


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?



Trust the Plan

Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

21 thoughts on “Trust THE Plan.

  1. ‘Despairing over not being there yet’ would probably be my middle name if they allowed such long names πŸ™‚

    In many aspects of my life, I’ve been far behind my peers and friends and it definitely does hurt at times. I do trust the process but its hard not to feel bitter at times or during a bad day.

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    1. Oh, could be everybody’s middle name! We all are sailing in the same boat, buddy! And, when the days are not good to us, things can get pretty ugly.
      Trusting the process can test your patience, isn’t it? Just hang in there, doc!



  2. Ah, how often have I despaired, thinking I’ve missed the bus and there’s just no way I can ever hope to catch up with it. Sometimes I even question if I’m living my life right, not bothering about career advancement so I can focus on my art. But why am I doing this? Yes it brings me peace and immense contentment and I just have to – but what’s the larger objective? The questions plague me sometimes. Oh well.

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    1. I think it’s a Universal matter–this thinking that we have missed the bus and all others are way ahead of us.

      I guess it’s all because of some days that are difficult that we get into that rut.

      Thanks for dropping by, SHinjini!


  3. I love your clean new look blog. Perhaps I haven’t visited it in a while…. too much work going on in my life. But like you, I too find it strange that somehow a message comes to you from nowhere to keep you back on track. I sometimes wonder what God’s plan really is for me. I don’t seem to be gathering any ground – just jogging on the spot and getting tired knees and breathless.

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    1. Thank you, SUnita! have been here sometime recently, but I am glad you mentioned the clean avatar of my blog. I like things uncluttered.

      You know, we all wonder what God’s plan for us! And, we all do what you do…jog on the spot and get tired knees and breathlessness. But, we ought to stop sometimes and just breathe easy, na?



  4. Worries are never ending. I used to be a tension box before. Life usually doesn’t go as planned but the faith that I can handle whatever comes my way makes me enjoy the little joys of my existence. As you said, we need to live every moment, enjoy this journey rather then worry about destination

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  5. Ah Shilpa. I cannot tell you how much I can relate to this.

    I used to constantly second guess myself, and fret over ‘not being there yet’. It took me a lot of time to get to the current head space- where I am able to enjoy the journey to the destination as well. Not that I don’t have the occasional melt down even now. But it’s easier to bounce back now, when I remind myself that the journey is equally, if not more important than the destination.

    Oh and setting smaller, more achievable mile markers as goals before the big goal also helps me.

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  6. The misery in life is because things don’t happen as we want them to happen. To console our ego, we try to convince it by talking about THE PLAN, HOPE, TRUST, etc. All this ‘All Is Well’ thing is nothing but a deception.

    Why to console when loose? What’s wrong in being a loser? What is this fear of despair? What is this worry about the journey being worthy? How does it matter whether it’s worthwhile or worthless?

    It’s the FEAR of Losing that makes one’s life miserable, not the actual loss. Just loose this fear & stop worrying about how things need to be turn out. Forget about The Plan & welcome the Absolute Chaos with open arms.

    Remember, No One Can Defeat You If You Are Already Defeated.

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    1. Every word you say here is true, Ravish. It’s the fear of losing that makes our life miserable. And, even when we know where we go wrong, we keep walking along the same path of comparing our life with that of the others and torturing ourselves in the process.

      Hmm…forget about the plan! That sure is a novel way to look at life, at least for me! Welcoming the absolute chaos is something I learned over the years, but there is this tiny place in my heart where I tell myself that things will go as planned so do not despair when somethings do not work.

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the matter, Ravish!


  7. Dear Shilpa,

    I usually trust the plan, but of course like all things human I do have my moments of despair. And yes, it is patience that I’m learning to practise every single day. Patience and a cloak of gentleness that helps me tread through the rocks of despair effortlessly. Before I went to the forests I went through a churn, moments of anxious, crippling thoughts. But I guess the forests taught me the art of just being, looking within and being patient in every moment.
    I feel better about myself and the world at large. Touche’.
    And you are so right, we usually end up receiving omens strewn in our path when we need them, at the right moment. We just have to keep our eyes open to the signs from the universe.

    Love and Light

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    1. I am so glad you had the opportunity to go to the forest, Natasha! Not everyone gets such moments of sheer bliss when they are one with nature. Nature teaches us so much, the most important being to just be!

      Yes, I am working on my patience, which is a work in progress, for it’s something we will not learn till our last breath!
      And, also keeping my eyes open for omens sent my way.

      Thank you for dropping by! ❀

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  8. I love coming over to your blog Shilpa because it’s such a positive place. You’re right about quotes and lines leaping out at you right when you need them. They are mere words till they find an application in your life.
    There are multiple times when I feel like I’m being ‘left out of the race’ too so this makes much sense and is a consolation. Yup there’s always a plan.

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    1. Tulika, I think each of us goes through this phase when we feel we are lagging behind. It’s we who made this so-called “race” and we who feel miserable when we don’t find ourselves in it!

      Wonder when we will understand that there is no race, whatsoever, and it’s better to enjoy what we have rather than wait for something to happen.

      Thank you for your warm words, dear! πŸ™‚


  9. Such a timely reminder, Shilpa. I’m quite good at beating up myself for not doing things I’ve been meaning to do. And just when I seem to be cruising along, life seems to throw a curveball. But more and more, I’m learning that nothing is more precious than our happiness and peace of mind. Why stress? It’s totally unnecessary. Allowing myself to trust the Universe, makes life so much easier!

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