What You Should Do Next Time a Curve Ball Comes Your Way?

We always exist in a state of grace. Grace is our kindness of heart, and our generosity of spirit. Grace is unconditional love and the beauty that is our humanity. When we know that we are blessed with grace, we can’t help but want to live our lives in grace.  Grace is a permanent part of our being. Knowing we are graced gives us hope, makes us more magnanimous, and allows us to trust that we are taken care of.

No matter what situation has arisen for me, when faced with a crisis of minimal or massive proportions, some unexpected curve ball of a blessing (grace) has popped up from way out in left field. I never see them coming, but every time they are there. The blessings can be something as small as hearing a phrase that has stuck in my head for so long that it reveals a completely new perspective. Or, it can be something as big as finding the funds needed to pay for some financial commitments.Susan_Karim

No matter how bad it seems, life just has a way of gliding on – every time. Believe me, it has happened so often that I have had to let go of any skepticism! Life has a way of working out without me being at the wheel and in control every minute. I know I can comfortably take a deep breath, hand over my fears, and just go with whatever happens – trusting that I’ll land on my feet.

The trick is in letting go of your personal blue print for how you think things should work out. The ability to accept what is happening and letting go of ones original expectations is key when dealing with these unexpected turns of fate. We have a tendency to get stuck in our heads, clinging to an idea of how we think life should go, and we have a difficult time accepting anything that doesn’t comply with that idea. The fact is that life is unpredictable.

Even positive turns of fortune – an unexpected influx of cash or finding the ideal job or partner – require us to be flexible and to reconsider our plans and priorities, sometimes in the blink of an eye.  Joseph Campbell said, “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”  So, next time a curve ball comes your way, take a deep breath, say thank you, and open your mind to a new opportunity!

Susan Karim

Time Management and Personal Effectiveness Coach

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