Some part of the mind is always spinning with questions:
How’s it going to work?
Who else will be there?
When is it going to happen?
Where will I live?
How much will my home sell for?
This is natural; the mind is wired to seek certainty.
We can make our lives so complicated with the beliefs about what we need to have in place before we can move forward:
- contingency plans;
This grasping for answers has a cost.
It’s not just the time and energy invested in seeking answers, but what we lose while we’re waiting for the answers.
I spent years conditioning the doubt and skepticism muscles in my mind: seeking out the holes in the plan and trying to plug them before moving forward.
It served me in my career as a lawyer; it helps me now when I plan strategies.
But it doesn’t always serve. If we get too caught up in trying to secure all the answers in advance, we can become paralyzed from moving forward.
The more I surrender, the more I experience the synchronicities of life. I’ve learned this truth:
It always works out.
Reconditioning the Mind
This doesn’t mean that I don’t get caught up in the questions or the belief that I need to have answers before I move forward.
Certainty is a fundamental human need, and my mind is conditioned for doubt.
Being in the mystery is a daily practice.
I’ve made a conscious effort to retrain myself to trust.
Every time my mind starts to spin with questions about “how is this going to work,” I push back:
The universe has shown you time and again that everything will work out. Why would you think anything other than that it will work out?
When things are aligned, they just happen. There’s nothing to figure out. No complicated logistics to plan. It all just falls into place.
You find yourself exactly where you need to be when you need to be there. The people you need to meet show up with the exact messages you need to hear in the moment you need to hear them.
All it takes to unlock these synchronicities is a willingness to surrender to the mystery.
What’s your comfort level with being in the mystery and acting despite having uncertainty about how it will work out?
Please share in the comments.