Faith

I wrote this post at the beginning of May, but never completed it or published it so here it goes:

Here are some things I have read recently that inspired me.

They were about:

  • Turning over what we want and allowing space to be provided for what we need.
  • Having faith that the universe will give us what we need.
  • Refusing to accept something over which we are powerless.
  • Accepting reality even when we don’t like it.
  • The day being precious and us wasting time by resenting things we can’t change.
  • Being responsible for changing what we can and letting the rest go.
  • Self-love.

These readings came from daily meditation books and gave me a sense of hope and relief. They reminded me I don’t have to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders. I can choose to let go and have more faith that things will work out exactly as they are supposed to.

“How seek the way which leadeth to our wishes? By renouncing our wishes. The crown of excellence is renunciation” -Hafiz Divan

Once we renounce our wishes, we stop thinking about them and live in the moment.

“For today: I have complete faith that, as I turn over what I want, [the universe] will give me what I need”

“‘Yes, but…’ These two words have become a signal to me that I am refusing to accept something over which I am powerless… I don’t have to like reality, only to accept it for what it is. This day is too precious to waste by resenting things I can’t change. When I accept everything as it is, I tend to be reasonably serene. When I spend my time wishing things were different, I know that serenity has lost its priority.”

“Today’s reminder While I am responsible for changing what I can, I have to let go of the rest if I want peace of mind. Just for today I will love myself enough.”

The next quote comes from lyrics from a song I heard on the radio that at the time, I deeply resonated with:

Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can’t
It isn’t in my blood
Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing
I’m overwhelmed and insecure, give me something
I could take to ease my mind slowly
Just have a drink and you’ll feel better
Just take her home and you’ll feel better
Keep telling me that it gets better
Does it ever?
Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
No medicine is strong enough
Someone help me
I’m crawling in my skin
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can’t
It isn’t in my blood
It isn’t in my blood
I’m looking through my phone again, feeling anxious
Afraid to be alone again, I hate this
I’m trying to find a way to chill, can’t breathe
– Shawn Mendes, “In My Blood”

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