To stay patient and trust your journey is probably one of the biggest lessons you can learn in life. Knowing how to do that though can be a challenge. It’s not really something they teach us in school and yet we all face this as human beings.

I’ve never been the most patient person when it comes to waiting for what I want but in the past few years life has been teaching me that we cannot control every outcome and that things won’t always happen according to our desired timeline.

I’ve had to practice patience for very important aspects of my life. Several of them in fact at the same time which made it even more challenging. At first, I struggled but I eventually realized that to resist what is, is to create unnecessary stress for ourselves.

With time, I learned to slowly detach from the outcomes while still working towards certain goals. I kept the faith even though on some days I wondered what the heck was going to happen.

Deep down inside though (beyond the voice of my ego), I believed that things would turn out for the best even if the outcome wasn’t exactly what I had planned. In fact, maybe it would be even better.

There is something greater than us at work and it’s hard for us to accept what we don’t see and can’t explain but we must trust, let go and be patient. Most of all, be patient. We can’t control everything and when we try to force events we just create anxiety and worry.

I don’t want to jinx it but last night life showed me in a big way that when we trust and are patient, great rewards await. Often it’s when we suspect it the least. When we have completed detached from the outcome.

Whatever it is that you are waiting for. Savour what you already have within and around you while cultivating patience and trust. If there’s one thing in life that’s certain it’s uncertainty and when we learn to be comfortable with that (it’s a life long process) we can access much more inner peace.

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