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Faith in the Fog

The other day I was driving in some fairly thick fog. The fog always feels a bit claustrophobic to me – not being able to see much more than a few hundred feet in all directions. Then I remembered something I’d learned from a very wise teacher. The concept suggests that life is much life driving in the fog – we know where we’re going, and though we can’t see the full picture (how we’ll get there, or everything we’ll see and experience along the way), we don’t need to. We only need to see a few feet ahead of us to stay on the right path, and keep going. In life, not being able to see the full picture can sometimes be frustrating, but it can also be a lot of fun to discover the way life unfolds one moment at a time. We experience this as the unfolding of circumstances – when one thing leads to another, and then to another, and after a while we see how all of it was linked.  You’ve been there – maybe it was the time you spontaneously decided to go left instead of right only to run into an old friend or discover something you’d been looking for. Or maybe it was the time you were running late and ended up meeting someone new as a result (a little nod to how I met my husband 😉). You may dismiss these moments as mere “coincidence,” but the word itself means ‘incidents that are coinciding.’ The Divine works in all sorts of ways lining up moments, meetings, and connections for us to get from where we are to where we’re going. You can dismiss them or welcome them as guidance, either way they’re happening. We can curse the fog for making the road obscure or we can welcome the mystery of our journeys, and see the unfolding of our path as a never ending treasure hunt. Discovering one gem that leads us to another, creating a truly magical experience. We can let the unknown frighten us, or we can find joy and excitement in playing with the laws of the universe, and experiencing this thing we call life. This week I encourage you to consider where you want to go – where are you programming your GPS to take you? And then, let go. Trust that everything is working in your favor to get you there, and enjoy the journey. Keep your mind open to the incidents that arise in response to your request, welcome the guidance, and delight in the exquisiteness that is the unfolding of your life, one moment at a time.  Wishing you a wonderful week.

With love and gratitude,  Robin

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