#1407 - trust
I'm not sure where I'm going with this post. A few thoughts are spinning in my head, and I'm trying to find a connection there. So, I thought it would be a good idea to do it while writing.
I listened to a video by Robin Sharma a few days ago in which he shared an idea that stuck with me. I can't remember the exact words, but it was something like: we all are one choice, action or event away from turning our life upside down. Wherever we are in our lives, one choice can screw up everything. One event can disrupt our existence. In the beginning, I found it scary. It made me feel incredibly vulnerable. But then I thought that if it's true for negative turns, it must be true also for the positive ones. It makes me feel that I'm close to a bright future; I just don't know what the choice, action or event that will make it manifest is. And I have no way of knowing it until it happens.
I need to trust.
Yesterday I watched a bit of an interview with a famous American TV presenter. He talked about how he rose to fame only in his forties. He acknowledged that when he was in his twenties or thirties, he wouldn't be able to manage in a healthy way the fame and money he achieved later in life. His perspective is that the universe gave him the opportunity to fulfil his potential only when he was ready for it. He just didn't know that until he got there.
We make sense of our journey only in hindsight.
Again, I need to trust.
But trust who or what?
I remember this famous quote by Steve Jobs; "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."
I guess, in the end, I have to trust myself.
And remember that I may be closer than I think.