LEAP OF TRUST
You know the feeling.
You slide into the cool sheets, fluff up your favorite pillow, pull the soft warm blankets up to your chin and wiggle and squiggle until your mattress molds around you in safe secure comfort.
You close your eyes shutting out all the problems of your world and drift into the luxury of sleep.
All the while trusting.
Trusting that wherever you travel --through pleasant dreams or nightmares, whether your body simply shuts down to rest or your soul journeys to unknown adventures-- at some point you will wake up.
Wake up stronger, rested and ready to walk another day.
And, if you don’t wake up, you trust that the space you move into will be one of greater comfort than the space where you currently are.
This may be the ultimate leap of trust.
To simply close your eyes, giving up all barriers of protection and give yourself fully to the unknown experience of unconsciousness that you know as sleep.
A place of total vulnerability.
What if you could learn to trust like this during your awake hours?
Grief, sadness and life events are at times difficult to maneuver. You may feel like there is no end- no way out of the desperation. What if you could trust that you will walk through these times and wake up on the other side with new strength, new knowledge and ready to walk another day?
Actually, it should be easier.
When you trust that sleep is a safe endeavor you do it alone. No one can share the experience of sleep with you. And yet, you do it night after night always trusting it will be fine in the morning.
All other life experiences, no matter how devastating they are, can be shared with others. Even if you feel alone, you don’t have to be. You can ask for help. You can reach out to others in similar circumstances. You can hold someone’s hand and they can hold yours.
Tonight when you cozy into your cocoon of sleep, ponder this concept. Think about theleap of trust you take every time you close your eyes. AND, think about how wonderful it would be to live your daily life trusting in that same way.
Pennie’s Life Lesson:
“Take the leap of trust moment to moment
understanding that you will make it
through the challenges of life.
Trust that you will be fine.”
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My intent in sharing this with you is to encourage you to trust. Trust in every moment of every day!
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