I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Every person that enters your life, every chance encounter, every experience, every conversation, every little moment – good or bad, is all meant to be. Each obstacle and every opportunity is all part of a greater purpose, leading you to exactly where you need to be. Whether it is to test us, challenge us, strengthen us or teach us, life only throws us exactly what we can handle, at the exact time we can handle it. Or more importantly, when we need it.
This, as a concept, wasn’t always in my realm of thinking. It has taken time for me to accept and understand the importance of letting go of control and putting faith in the universe. I spent a lot of last year focusing too much energy into making plans, worrying about my future, and stressing over expectations of how things should turn out. It’s not easy to surrender that control but as soon as I learnt to just trust that everything would fall into place when it was meant to, relief flooded over me. When you learn to just live day by day, moment by moment, any anxiety over the unknown and worries about the future, simply disappear.
This year is proving that to me already. 2015 is shaping up to be an amazing year. Full of change and opportunity. Doors are opening everywhere and exciting things are in the pipeline. I couldn’t be more grateful for how this year has begun and how it is progressing. Bigger and better things are on the horizon. Some of which are goals I had been working hard towards, others I could not have possibly foreseen. New opportunities have arisen at the perfect possible time and the way it is all falling into place with complete ease and zero disruption just proves to me that there is a higher power at work.
That being said, this has all come on the back of what was a terrible year. For the most part, 2014 (to be brutally honest) was s***t! But I came out of it with a bunch of really good lessons, a whole lot of wisdom, a new found strength and a more positive attitude. Most importantly, I ended up with a better understanding of myself and the importance of trusting that whatever is meant to be will be. When I decided to stop focusing on my expectations of how things should be, I put my faith in the universe and the universe got to work.
W H E N O N E D O O R C L O S E S, A N O T H E R O N E O P E N S
My final words? Trust in the timing of your life and let go of control. Have faith that everything will work out exactly as it is supposed to. You may not have what you want or be where you want to be right now but that is okay. That’s because your not ready for it yet. Things will happen and fall into place exactly how they are supposed to, exactly when they are meant to. Have faith.
Love Eloise x