I just listened to Day 6 of Oprah & Deepak's 21-day meditation experience.
In it, Oprah says: "We all have those stand down moments that require us to stop and center ourselves and clear the way for truth and transformation. Sometimes those are painful moments. Though it’s hard to imagine, when you lose what you thought was a perfect relationship, the job that defined you for 20 years is gone, the people you counted on turn their backs on you, you may actually be taking a step forward on the path to your truest desires and ultimately to your destiny. Perceived failure is just life trying to move us in another direction – this I KNOW for sure."
And then there were tears.😭😂
I have spent a lot of time reflecting on painful experiences that asked me to dig deep and put my trust in the Universe. And what I've come to learn over the years is that sometimes life can truly only be understood backwards. It is hard for me to have faith in the unknown and to not judge an outcome I didn't expect. Slowly but surely though I am building up my trust in the things that can't immediately be explained.
Today, I am feeling immense gratitude for all of life's curveballs that have gotten me to this present moment. Grateful for my incredible husband, my supportive community and FOR ALL OF YOU.
You all inspire me more than you know.
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