Trust in Life and do our part

Trust in Life

I have a great trust in life against all odds, even though I see that life isn’t always fair – sometimes not in my favour and many times in my favour. Furthurmore, I don’t believe for a second that things always turn out for the best. Even though, like my Mother, I think there is a high probability that something better is around the corner. It seems to me that our will has serious limitations. On occasion, like the Greeks, I am convinced that destiny has a very big hand in my life. Every so often, we are stretched beyond our capacity and don’t always learn from our mistakes. Still, I unequivocally trust life. Whatever that means.

It is not just a sense, but it is my experience. I am trying to say that for every challenge, even if I am not up to it, someone or something is there to accompany me along that narrow, rocky ledge. I rediscover and strengthen my resilience and perseverance through the company of others. Frequently, those others are not anyone that I have met. Yet, through their writing, I find something that resonates and inspires.  Furthurmore, in 77 years, I know from experience that this is true for me. Especially when I get it all wrong, I can still keep walking, one foot in front of the other.

Anything can happen

Life is messy, complex and unpredictable. Anything can happen at any time to anyone. So, my wish has always been to have the strength, courage,  adaptability, and kindness to respond to the needs of the situation.  Sometimes I am up for it, and sometimes I am not. That, too, is part of the human condition. We never ignore the inevitable problems of being alive but understand at a fundamental level that learning to meet the problems as they are and change what can be changed is good mental and physical health. Also, to recognize our great good fortune to have people to love who love us back, meaningful things to do, and the awareness to spot joy and beauty wherever we are. Even better,  to cast our net wide and scatter moments of joy through our smiles and small courtesies to others.

This past week, I have experienced beautiful moments that caused my heart to flutter. They are here in my photos. Yet, an important thing to recognize is that they may not resonate with you at all, even though my heart skips a beat when I spy these moments through my lens. Each of us is attracted to beauty in our own way. And we get to discover what that is by noticing what grabs our attention.

Notes

1:) Musicians that those of you in my webinars and programs already heard this month, but having fallen in love with this family, I want you all to meet them. The Kanneh-Mason siblings. All seven of them are brilliant and classically trained musicians from the UK. Here is a Bob Marley piece they arranged called Redemption.

2:) A tiny poem by yung pueblo from his book Clarity and Connection

“know your sources of rejuvenation

the amount of solitude you need to feel fresh again

the activities that strengthen your creativity

the people who light up your spirit.”

3:) I appreciate each and everyone of you soooooooooo much. Thank you for showing up here and recommending me to others. I have the loveliest readers to be found anywhere. Best wishes to you all. As always, Trudy

PS: Thanks to my poet friend Jan Falls, I found a new quote.

In difficult times, carry something beautiful in your heart.–Blaise Pascal

 

10 replies
  1. Janice+Falls
    Janice+Falls says:

    Not only Pascal, but John O’Donohue said ‘You should always keep something beautiful in your mind’. In our minds and in our hearts, there is always something of beauty to sustain us. Thank you dear Trudy. xoxo

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  2. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    “Sometimes I am up for it, and sometimes I am not. That, too, is part of the human condition.” That’s what I needed to hear this week, Trudy. We do our part the best we can. Thank you!!

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  3. Wendy Rudnicki
    Wendy Rudnicki says:

    “ it is not just a sense, but it is my experience. I am trying to say that for every challenge, even if I am not up to it, someone or something is there to accompany me along that narrow, rocky ledge.”
    I experience this and am so grateful for it in my life. Beautiful photos and writing.
    Thank you.
    Namaste and blessings,
    Wendy

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