Trust the Timing of Your Life
Life has this funny little way of working out. Experience has taught me that even the most frustrating or challenging situations can, and often do, light the way to a brighter tomorrow. The pain literally becomes a teacher, if you allow it. Labor Day weekend will always serve as a powerful reminder for me to trust the timing of my life.
Two years ago this weekend, I had a miscarriage. I was shocked and completely blindsided. I was so healthy and until that ultrasound, I never imagined that something could go wrong. It was humbling and set me on a path of curious introspection. I threw myself into the work of Pema Chodron and tried to make sense of it all through yoga and meditation. I came to realize that my work was in sitting still. My task was to surrender to the flow of my life and trust the timing. I sat with the pain and let it be my guide.
One year ago, I was 37 weeks pregnant and brimming with excitement over meeting our little one. We were curious if the baby would be a boy or girl and couldn't wait to meet the babe who had been kicking away merrily for so long. My work when pregnant was to stay present and it was a true challenge. It was so easy to slip into future tripping about the delivery and baby.
Today, I watched our daughter high five a dear friend (for probably the 10th time today) and my heart nearly exploded with love and pride. I couldn't help but to think of the timing. I offered gratitude for life's funny timing and know that my work is still the same, to surrender and stay present. I surrender to the flow and work to stay focused on this moment.
Trust the timing of your life. Think good thoughts and pursue your passions with your whole heart. Then surrender and trust.