Setting Goals and Letting Go

This morning, I listened to a meditation called Setting Goals and Letting Go.  It was exactly the message that many of us need to hear, as we can often be discouraged, especially when in transition as I have been.  In the state that I am in now, I have immense gratitude for God and the living universe for putting me in a place of ultimate stillness. I have been praying for this and it is beautiful.  I can hear the birds chirp, I can feel my breath. I can take in the warmth of the sun and feel the crinkle of the blanket press down on my arms and legs and feel this equilibirum in my body - like a circadian rythym finding it’s balance. I am so, so so grateful for this kind of peace that brings me into the present moment and allows me to be just HERE - right HERE, where I am. It’s sad that as a human species, expecially living in America, we just work to work with no end in sight or conscious thought amidst the rat race of how we let the hours pass and let our soul colors be stripped by the daily chemicals of work - the everyday headchaches, the blackberry’s ringing off the hook, the emails, the last minute mistakes that leave our hearts pumping and our stress levels high, and you are just moving so fast that you cant slow down and your feet are moving faster than you can stop. For some, you may have found a job that fulfills you and gives you purpose (you are very blessed), but for the majority of us, that’s just not always the case.  That’s how it felt for me while living in New York.  As amazing as the experience was, I enjoyed it for a time being but then started losing my center and the feeling that I could anchor to something that made my soul feel a little bit more whole and present and happy. You are moving so fast you just cant slow down.  I am very grateful for these moments that I can breath in and just be here in this very moment. This daily lesson of “setting goals and letting go” is very powerful for me because I think it triggers a place of some deep fear that many of us have - flashes in the form of negative thoughts that things will not work out for us and we may not know where this fear comes from.  BUT, this reminds me that you have to trust the process and know to aim high, set goals and have a vision for what you would like to happen, but know that even if things dont quite work out the way you wanted them too, the universe is still working for you and maybe just in a different direction that could most likely be a lot better and in the long run, more rewarding.  I dont know when I will find a job or how I will be perceived, however I do believe in my heart that I am an asset and I trust in myself that I will achieve the great things the universe has in store for me, and in store for you too.  We need to be reminded that we can set goals but once we complete the “action” part of the process, we need to surrender, let go, and allow the results to fall the way that they do.  We need to be encouraged along the way and reminded that letting go is very important after you do the best that you can do and that you also cannot allow yourself to get discouraged so easily, that everyone has their own unique life path and there is no right or wrong way to live that - despite what you might feel or how influenced you become by other people’s thoughts on how to live your life.  There is no one way that is right and we need to remember that.  Live your own life, believe in it, gratitude and love for the universe’s soft whisper that everything will at some point, here and there, be perfectly perfect, even in it’s fine tuning.


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