“There is a Divine Plan behind everything, and if we allow ourselves to be used by that unseen Force…many things can happen in a mysterious, miraculous way…” ~ Satchinananda
One can choose to believe or not, that is our free will. I used to think I believed this, but it was in theory, not practice. After so many unexpected things have happened to me this last decade, I had to let go of a lot, especially my need to feel in control, about EVERY thing, internal and external.
Now I choose to view my life from the above quoted standpoint. I’ve learned that the more I’ve trusted and surrendered, the more this notion has been supported. I have learned that when I get in the way, I just make a larger mess of things. When I let go and surrender to a Higher Good, things always seem to work out in ways that I could have never imagined. These insights may be immediate, or come later in retrospect. That’s where Faith comes in.
Here’s just one teeny example that we’ve all likely experienced: You may find yourself getting annoyed and upset over having your departure delayed by someone or something, only to find out that if you had left moments before, you would’ve been involved in the serious accident you now see before you on the highway. It just wasn’t your time to go and/or to be involved in that situation. Now you can see being postponed as a blessing, and not a curse.
Being puritanical Americans, we should do everything in our power to be on time for our commitments, within safe reason. I am in full support being prompt, but we all should keep the larger picture in mind, always, not just getting stuck on the details…and this is coming from a someone who is a stickler for details!!! I also know that my small brain cannot comprehend the organized chaos that is swirling around in the universe, that’s why surrendering control to a Divine Planner is one burden I’m happy to hand over!
Lastly, I will leave you with one of my most favorite Bible passages:
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”