How to Find Inner Peace when Life Changes Your "Perfect Pictures"
"The soul never thinks without a picture."
- … Do you find yourself suddenly stressed when something doesn’t go the way you imagined?
- … Do you show your frustration when someone cancels a meeting at the last minute you were looking forward to?
- … Do you lose your inner peace and joy, when life presents you with unexpected events?
Well I could have answered yes to all of those questions…and more. Not only I could lose my happiness, I felt anger, frustration, resentment and many other toxic feelings if life didn’t deliver the perfect pictures I had imagined for myself… However all this changed once I let life be. So how can we let life be and why should we?
…We are so great at building perfect pictures in our minds my friend. The question is: "What happens to us, when in real life the perfect picture goes ‘wrong’?"…
One of my perfect pictures was to give my son the best education possible. Then I found my son was dyslexic and did not fit my perfect picture I built in my mind… I suddenly became so obsessed with caring about his future, that I stopped enjoying his presence. I was devastated about the news and started to care and worry about his future to the extent that I actually lost my joy! Once I stopped caring and just started to love him as he is, accept him as perfect, be OK with it, my joy returned. Now I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be his mum. He changed my views about many aspects of life and there is no substitute to that, he is the best teacher about life lessons I could ever have had.
…We all build these perfect pictures in our minds. We have perfect pictures about health, children, wedding days, social events … It is wonderful and great to have them and we are supposed to have them. However we also individually belong to a bigger picture of God, Universe or Source. How our small perfect picture fits with the bigger picture is a question which we can't answer. We can however understand that there is a greater purpose for each of us. Equipped with faith and trust we can allow ourselves to join the flow of the Big River of Life my friend.
Trust and Faith is so important…as it is not possible to know what the best answer is because our knowledge is limited. However Divine Intelligence is much more powerful and we are all part of it, the way to approach life's paradox is to agree, accept, be OK with, appreciate for all life gives us. Nothing happens by accident. When we let ourselves be part of the big perfect picture – life becomes perfect. We can make plans, set goals, we can create vision boards, we can visualize and imagine, but once we've done that part we have to let go, have faith and trust the higher force to deliver to us in the best and most perfect way possible …
There is an old story about a farmer, who lived in a small village in China:
This farmer was considered wealthy by the other villagers because he owned a horse. Then one night thieves broke into his stable and stole the horse. The next day all the neighbors came to comfort him over his terrible loss. They said how unlucky it was. The farmer simply said: "Hmmm…Maybe…"
View days later his son was out and caught two new beautiful wild horses. The neighbors became excited at the farmer's good fortune. They said how lucky he was having such lovely strong horses! The farmer simply said: "Hmmm…Maybe…"
The next day the farmer's son was trying to ride one of the new horses, fell and broke his leg. All the neighbors were very distressed. They said: "Such bad luck!" But all the farmer had to say was: "Hmmm…Maybe…"
The next day solders came to the village to press gang all the men into the army. They didn't take the farmer's son, because of his broken leg. The neighbors congratulated the farmer. "Hmmm…Maybe…" – simply said the farmer.
We can see how the old wise farmer had faith and lived in the flow of life…
…Universe orchestrates events in a perfect sequence, and we are not able to predict what event will lead us to the next in the best way… We can only suffer and block the unfolding when we become discouraged or negative. When we resist and resent we attract the events which are not going to serve us. When we have faith, trust and look towards our future with positive expectation that all will work out well at the end, we also become cooperative components of God's bigger picture. When we tap into the flow of our perfect life, there is nothing to stop us feeling happy, joyful, peaceful, full of life, confident, powerful, successful, healthy, wealthy…
So many times life will deliver events we are going to be surprised about. Many of these are events we can’t control my friend, but we can always control our attitude towards them…
Today I’m so much more relaxed and open towards life's surprises and welcome them. I remember even such a small thing as a friend cancelling our meeting at the last minute could drive me crazy, today I feel enlightened and think about opportunity to use this time to do something even more exciting…
We can do a lot with our imagination and perfect pictures must be part of it. What stops us to manifest is that we want the pictures to be exactly the way we imagined and when we see something different we resist and suffer. Everything changes once we let go of details. God is keener than you to deliver to you the best, but when you start worrying about perfection you stop receiving the best and join the negative thoughts. These will manifest events which will create even more pain and suffering…
Divine intelligence is so much smarter and knows better, when we trust the flow of life and let it be, we stop limitation to what life has to offer. We can learn to trust life to deliver something even better than we imagined. Often something we thought as bad and as failure turns out as a stepping stone to something great we never could’ve imagined…
Do your job my friend, use imagination, create the perfect pictures but then relax and let Universe do its work.
Here are some affirmations you could use when life changes your "Perfect Pictures":
"Everything happens for a reason and in the best way for all."
"I am part of the Universe and I trust all is well."
"There are different ways things can manifest and I know all is perfect as it is."
"I don't have to know all the answers right now – time will tell."
"I live in a friendly Universe and everything what happens is for my highest good."
"All is well and all is perfect."
You can pick and chose an affirmation, or find something that really resonates with you.
…I personally remember the story about the farmer which allows me to look at events in a context of my whole life, giving me positive perspective. You know you are unlimited and eternal being, life is a game and gives you different lessons to learn. You can only build your character by having versatile experiences. How you respond to these lessons is what really matters…
Once you let the "Perfect Pictures" go – life becomes perfect.
Let’s do this together.
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Solvita Bennett is sharing her wisdom with people from different backgrounds to find their Inner Peace and Happiness. With more than 20 years of study and practice of Personal Growth coupled with more than 10 years experience in professional teaching gives her the ability to share her ‘Secrets to Inner Peace’ in a Simple, Easy and Practical way.
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