life," we're told by some, while others tell us that
life can't be trusted at all, that we have to scratch and
claw and fight for anything and everything we get.
Over the years, though, I've noticed something that I
think is very important. The people who are happy in
life--not necessarily wealthy or powerful--are the ones
that encourage me to trust life, while the people who tell
me not to trust it tend to have serious issues that they
really should be dealing with. They tend to be
cynical and critical, while those telling me to trust life
tend to be open and caring and loving.
whose advice should I follow?
I get better at trusting life and not worrying about
tomorrow or the next day, I find that things fall into
place pretty neatly when I let them. When I try to
control outcomes, I rarely come up with the outcomes I
believe in trusting life--or Providence or God or whatever
force we believe is behind the lives we live--for I've
seen that trust rewarded time after time. And when I
trust life, I find that worry and anxiety simply are no
longer a part of my daily existence, and I love living
with much less stress and tension.
taken me a long time to develop trust because of family
issues that I dealt with as a child, but I've found that
putting effort into developing it has been one of the most
important investments of my energy that I've ever
made. "Trust life," we're told, and we
would do very well to follow that advice as well as we
can. When we're able to do so, we find our lives
fuller, richer, and much more enjoyable.