Trust the process


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Trust the process

There are times in life when you just have to trust the process. There is a lot to be said for learning to let go of things you cannot control. Often, we resist ‘what is’ and exhaust ourselves in the process. Instead, the wise person sees the bigger picture and knows when to let go of the reins and see where the path takes him/her.

Example: “I will make that person care/love me”. We go out of our way to be someone we are not and fret over every small thing, fearful of rejection. We can be desperate to be loved and accepted and waste far too much energy on trying to make another behave/feel in a certain way. Actually – even without huge amounts of posturing, if there is a good connection, the relationship will probably chug along quite nicely. Learn to relax and trust the process.

It’s like being on a small sail boat on a lake. There is no wind and so you begin to huff and puff, blowing the sails with all your might to try move the boat. Eventually, exhausted, you give up.

The wise person trusts the process and accepts what they can’t change. Eventually a gust of wind will come along and move you along to your final destination. Life is similar, there are ups and downs, highs and lows and at times we have to accept where we are and stop resisting. You save a lot of emotional and physical energy that way. Keep perspective and see the bigger picture.

Mandy X


Photo by Eddi van W.

2 thoughts on “Trust the process

  1. Joel

    It is easy to become sidetracked by small, meaningless things. When things aren’t going as planned or we have fallen off track, it is easy to become discouraged. Interestingly, when these things happen, it’s usually life’s way of opening up doors to new opportunity.

    I agree that we must trust the process but I would take it a step further and say that we must embrace the process.

  2. Christine

    This was the perfect post for me today.
    I have waited so long for someone to reply to my messages, mainly because I was told, by them, that in time they would reply, but he has not.
    It is nearly 100 days since my last message and this morning I was thinking if I had done something a different way would things have worked out differently, but you are so right I have no control over whether he replies or not, so I am letting go not only of the need to send a message but also of allowing it to upset me still.


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