Updated: Sep 5, 2020
I don't. I never have.
I believe in moments of synchronicity, or some may say serendipity or divine intervention. I believe that every experience is purposeful. Yes, even exposure to pain is purpose-filled.
Yesterday, I wrote about time. This feeling of the clock ticking away at various aspects of my life as I move through discovering my purpose in this the world. Today, I took time to honor the daily habits I've hope to cultivate (which I shared in an earlier post). Not only did I do my daily walk, listen to music and meditate, but I also read.
I picked up a book that only had a couple of remaining chapters in it. When I first started reading "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" by Robin Sharma back in June, I finished the majority of it within a couple of days. I fell in love with this book as it was easy to read and was a gentle reminder of so many things I've been learning over the years. Regardless, I got busy planning my move, rebuilding my business and reading was not at the top of my priority list.
Today, was the day. What was the title of the next chapter and quote in the book that I "randomly" picked up to read? Your Most Precious Commodity - "Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind." ~ Sir Isaac Pitman
The entire chapter was about time!
I admit I giggled at God's perfectly planned excerpt in a book that I thought I stopped because I got busy.
I was reminded today that everything we experience has perfect timing.
If this is true, why do we try and force so much of our lives?
We are creatures of our environment. Comparison takes over the moment when we feel we are not "good enough" to compete in the world around us. This creates judgment and our inner critic comes out to tell us "If you want to be somebody, you better get to work." It's quite the contrary to the flow of the spiritual world.
I'll leave you with this, there's a quote in Power vs. Force by David Hawkins a book about higher consciousness and the energy that is in and around us.
The quote says, "When force meets power, force will lose."
Why? Our power comes from within, while force is external. Force is the act of pushing, conniving, manipulating, molding, trying, or making it happen. It is the opposite of flow, divine interactions and serendipity. It is, however, how we are told to show up in this world. Hence the conflict so many of us experience.
What we are told by the outer world is not what our inner being wants for us.
What can you do? If you want to know who you truly are and what you're capable of then take a moment to breathe. Yes, it's simple, yet powerful. Your breath is your power source. It is the connection you have to life. It is the divinity inside of you that will allow you to connect back into what you know is true.
Allow in your power. Let it lead you. Relinquish force. Feel your way forward.
This is as much for you as it is for me.