Remaining Grounded in Life's Surprises

Sometimes life seems straightforward.  But, most times, life is full of surprises, twists, and turns that we don't expect.  While the unexpected can be unnerving at times, it is in learning to embrace the surprises, twists, and turns that centeredness becomes much easier.

I have found that if I approach my life as if the twists and turns are impediments and obstacles, I have a much harder time remaining grounded and centered.  Yet, if I approach my life as if the twists and turns are opportunities, even blessings, it is much easier for me to remain in a state of centeredness.

Take my current financial situation as an example.  Just over three months ago I walked away from my corporate career where I had a comfortable income and great benefits to boot.  In doing so, I knew I was risking my financial future.  Initially I carved out a portion of my savings that I had planned to live on while I pursued music and building a Young Living business.  I figured I had about six months to a year to live on this savings.  Today, just over three months later, I find myself running out of that savings much quicker than expected.

On the one hand, this can be scary.  But, I'm learning to view my situation as both opportunity and divine guidance.  I wholeheartedly believe that I am where I am for a reason.  Although my physical eyes may see what appears to be a formidable obstacle ahead, I realize through my spiritual eyes that this place is a beautiful one where good things lie ahead.  I have no idea how this plays out.  I don't know for sure what I will be "doing" even a few weeks from now.  I just know this is the right place for me, and in accepting this and living in the present moment, I can remain grounded!