I have a set of affirmation cards called “The Gifts” by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. I pull one frequently to remind me of what my focus of thought should be for the day. Sometimes our random thoughts can go down long winding roads and get lost in worries and anticipations that we can get caught up in and unnerve us.
The card I picked today was titled, “The New” and the affirmation is:
“I HAVE FAITH IN THE FUTURE I CANNOT SEE.”
The message is: “Use this gift when you are worried or anxious. These feelings are usually caused by our attachment to either a particular outcome or to wanting to know exactly how things are going to turn out. But, we have the power to change our future. How many of your past worries never came to pass?”
It is sometimes difficult to be in the midst of a situation, or anticipate our future and not think about what will happen. But this affirmation is so true in that, we cannot be attached to a certain outcome. What is meant to happen, will still happen whether we worry about it or not. And what if we attach to what we think the outcome should be….and there is an even better one that is meant to come about? So we have worried for nothing and blocked up the energy flow. This, of course, does not imply not taking action when necessary or if you know an action will contribute to making the outcome more positive.
But, as the affirmation says….how many past worries have actually come to pass?
And I will ask one more question. How many of those worries have turned into something unexpectedly greater than we imagined?
We like to know how things are going to turn out, but if we actually did know…then the meaning of our lives would diminish. All the lessons, experiences and growth would turn to dust, and we would never have anything to look forward to, and we would also have to relinquish our power to change things in our lives because the outcome was already known. So, why try?
So, have faith in your life, in your self, and the gifts you have that make up your character and existence. Have trust in your path, and make your intention to live that path to the fullest and best you possibly can, stay in the present, and don’t be anxious about the outcome before it’s ready to come out..……and the future will rise up to meet you.