Unexpected Outcomes

 

My last class, although a phenomenal and moving experience, was not well attended. The people who did come received amazing gifts of loving messages and healing energies, and after letting some time go by I realize it was a perfect afternoon. The experience I thought I would have was not the one I needed, apparently, and that is okay. It happens.  I was feeling like I had stretched SO much by talking to so many people about the event that I would surely have a much bigger turnout. For several days afterwards it really kind of felt like I had been slapped in the face. Rather than being proud of how much I had grown and pushed myself, I was only seeing that one piece of the puzzle.

Does this ever happen to you? You work hard and stretch and push and face your fear with all your might, only to feel like someone snuck up behind you and kicked you right in the can. Well, I can’t tell you why this happens. Maybe there is a different lesson for all of us in this experience depending on where we are in our lives. I can tell you what I took away from the experience.

If I am doing something because of the desired outcome, I am missing out on 99% of the experience.

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What I got was  a reminder to seek out the happy, feel good places and let the details work themselves out. I got a reminder to lean in to the Universe and trust that the outcome is only part of the journey and, in fact, is yet to be determined. Life keeps pushing back the finish line and giving us more chances to dig deeper, play harder and truly experience being alive. What I got was the gift of learning that I am stronger than disappointment or embarrassment. They can’t hold me back if I don’t let them,  and that is the outcome I believe I needed to continue creating the life and career I love.

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2 responses to “Unexpected Outcomes

  • lifeandfriendship

    Brenda, It seems like something I need frequent reminders about! Sometimes I get confused and think I have some control over the outcome and start getting myself all worked up. I love what you said, “Give up attachment to the outcome and trust in the timing of Spirit.” That is exactly what I am learning to do. So good to hear from you, Heather

  • brendamarroy

    Yes, this has happened to me more than once. Part of my lesson is to remember to give up attachment to the outcome and to trust in the timing of spirit. Thanks for posting this. It is a good reminder for me. 🙂

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