|I was watching Super Soul Sunday (yes, again).
Oprah had on a 92-year-old Benedictine Monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, who has written many books and even done a few TED Talks.
He spoke of many ideas that were pretty great but one thing he asked really resonated.
"Do you trust life?"
Trust, Faith, True Belief
During times of change and disruption, your trust, faith, and beliefs get challenged.
For someone on a job search, or going through any sort of change, it can feel hard to simply trust that life is conspiring on your behalf.
It is easy to begin to feel downtrodden.
- Resume submittals go into a black hole.
- Companies do not respond.
- You have an interview and never receive feedback.
It is easy to start to feel afraid.
Easier Said Than Done
The thing is, if you fully trust life, then you know in your heart there is no reason to feel anything but expectant of good things.
I know this may seem pollyannaish, even naïve. This can be much easier to believe when things are going well and much more difficult when they are not.
- All is working in your favor.
- Life will not let you down.
- Good things are on their way to you.
But what if, through just trusting in the nourishment, abundance, healing, and joy of life, you can actually change the outcome of your situation for the better?
What if that was more true than what your worried, fearful mind is asking you to trust?
Let The Games Begin
Which is why I have decided we need to make a game of it.
I'm calling this game called “Trust Life."
And the good news is that we can have more than one winner! In fact, everyone who plays wins.
This Game is a Win-Win
Equipment: You and your thoughts
Object: To trust first and worry never
How to play: Every time you have a fearful thought or you act in a way that is based out of fear every player must:
How to win: Just by playing you are a winner! Congratulations.
- Stop immediately and say “I trust that life is providing only good things for me”
- Breathe in and out deeply 3 times
- Post on Facebook, tweet or send someone an email (an email to yourself counts!) that says #Itrustlife
Let’s play the #Itrustlife game together. Give me a call and let’s talk about your next career move. Email me at LaurieSwansonLifeCoach@gmail.com and let’s get something scheduled.