“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ~ Douglas Adams
I don’t think I have — I know I have. The universe is always conspiring to help us become our best selves. Always. It uses discontent and longing as a way to correct our plotted course. If things are not going according to plan, consider that maybe they are not supposed to!
I know for myself that I have often struggled against what was ultimately for my highest and best good — simply because it was not in “my plan.” Like when we fought and fought to try to buy this one house, to no avail. All the intentions, manifestations, and cash in the world couldn’t make it happen. But then a better, more perfect house came to us and I was grateful that the universe had not given me my way — because it actually had a better plan for me than I could see for myself.
Or like when I fought and fought to make my workplace less toxic, to no avail, until I realized that I had to leave. Only to find that my next job not only was not toxic but allowed my heart to sing and my soul’s purpose to expand. Looking back I realized that the reason I could not be successful in that other job was because I was not supposed to be. I was supposed to be pushed, by discontent, back on course to my true path.
What a silly human I am sometimes — thinking that from my limited human perspective, I know what is best for my soul’s highest and best good. I’m getting better now at going with the flow and when something is not going according to my plan, being open to the very strong possibility that something better is coming my way.
How about you? What struggles are you experiencing right now? What would happen if you didn’t see them as struggles to fight against but rather signs pointing you to your true path?