People have been saying this for hundreds of years … but it’s so hard for us to let go and actually believe it.
You literally can’t be anywhere but where you’re meant to be. Let that sink in. It’s not possible. You can’t be anywhere else in the universe other than where you are – therefore that’s where you’re supposed to be right now. If you could really lean into and embrace that idea, wouldn’t that make life simpler? If you stopped constantly pushing and fighting against your circumstances, and accepted that whatever is going on is here to teach you something?
I recently heard someone refer to our life on this planet as “earth school” and I really liked that. What else are we here to do but learn? The irony is that we often have to unlearn what we’ve been taught in order to get back to the root of who we are. We are born so pure and true, and then we acquire loads of bullshit over the years. Our job as adults ends up being to throw off all the burdens that others told us we had to carry. Maybe we even tricked ourselves into thinking that the baggage was ours … but it never was and it never will be. Still, we spend years of our lives – sometimes even the totality of our lives – struggling to let go of weight that we don’t even own.
One of the unhealthy patterns we acquire is the inability to feel comfortable living in the present. We spend our time stuck in the past with regrets, or in anxiety over the future. Instead of enjoying where we are, right here and now, we often spend this moment in preoccupation with something else. The irony is that we spend so much time fretting over the future, but for what? We won’t enjoy it when it arrives. Right now, we are living in a present that was once a future we worried over, and we aren’t even here. Why would it be any different later? It won’t.
So with that in mind, can you sink into the present moment, knowing that it is the only one we truly have? The past is forever gone. We aren’t guaranteed the future. All we have is this. Right here, right now.
You are right where you are meant to be. You can’t actually be anywhere else. The question is, can you release into that and truly let yourself be here?
If you can gently permit yourself to let go and relax into the idea that the universe is doing everything for you, not to you, the burdens you carry will start to melt off your shoulders. It’s truly that simple. The adjustment of your mindset and perspective may not feel easy, but the result is true freedom from attachment and anxiety. If you are always right where you’re meant to be, there’s nothing you need to worry about. All you have to do is exist in the moment mindfully, consciously and with intention. It’s not easy when you begin, but as you sink into the practice it will come more naturally, just like anything else.
You are exactly where you are supposed to be. Everything is okay. You are okay. Earth school is difficult and holds many challenges, but they are nothing but new steps along your journey. You can do this. You can release. You can trust. I love you, brave beautiful soul.