What if it Will All Work Out?
This is my sunflower. It’s almost there. Super huge but still no bloom. I don’t doubt though that it will bloom. I know that in its own time, when the sun and moisture conditions are right this sweet, taller than me, plant will flower in all its glorious splendor.
“I have no doubt.“ What if I applied that to my life? I’ve written about it before but for those who don’t know, I have a son with a pretty extra-ordinary medical condition. It’s a 1 in a million diagnosis. The bright side, or collateral beauty of this now 9 year adventure, is that it opened our hearts to healing modalities we never would have even imagined and those tools have made vast improvements in all aspects of our lives.
The thing is, there are still some troubling symptoms that show up. And the momma bear in me roars and rushes in to swat away the “villain”. It’s tiring. As I was sitting in my garden this morning, simply knowing that my sunflowers will bloom it hits me that my garden is my mirror. So, what if, like with my sunflower, I simply trust and know that this too will in its own time, (read I need to really really work on patience here), will work out exactly how it’s supposed to. Whether I stress about the sunflower or not, it does its thing. Then so would be the same with my son’s health no? Regardless of how I fret, (or not), the outcome will be the same. Except that the fretting version of me is tired and the “let it be” version of me is not. I like the not tired better.
Is it easy to trust and expect the best? Heck no. If it was, we’d all be doing what we wanted. You’d hear instead, “what if this is the greatest thing that ever did happen?” or “what if the best possible outcome was the only outcome?” If we were taught to ask these questions…..well wow, just imagine.
I told you mine, I’d have more peace. What would you be doing now if you flipped the “what if” question in your favour?
Meditate on it. Take 5 minutes and practice what it feels like to expect the best with the meditation below.