Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Trust is a Hard Thing

Let's be serious here for a second.

Life is hard, but it's also this big grand adventure. One we would be silly to let slip past us. It seems everyone is off traveling or landing fancy graduate jobs or getting married or having babies. And in all honesty, a great deal of it seems like utter madness.

A scary, big adventure. Finishing university is hard. No lie. But then a lot of things are hard. Structure is something we all crave. It sets us up to do more. While strolling through my endless facebook newsfeed about a year or so ago I remember thinking how interesting it will be to see how everyone's lives pan out after graduation. After education.

That is when the real fun and real risks begin it seems. Almost that university it itself is no longer a privilege but an accepted, expected part of life's journey. That it is the very notion of finding oneself launched into their 'dream career' that is the privilege. Especially in terms of the creative industries. The dedication, sacrifice and raw perseverance that is first required.

It is easy to lose sight and to forget oneself. To lose confidence in yourself. To become frustrated, confused and discouraged. To fail to trust yourself. Your ability to choose the best and most happy choices. Your ability to discern the course of action or hope for yourself. Yet this is a time when such hope is vital. Such love of oneself.

"Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope:.." 2 Nephi 31:20

Often not all things fall into place all at once. We must believe in ourselves and our grand potential. Our capacity. We are children of the very creator of the universe! The maker of the stars and great oceans! Of the birds and the gentle breeze! What greater reason to rejoice and to love yourself. Marvel at your great potential. Whether or not you are religious or hold any belief of any greater purpose or being. You are of great worth. Look at all you have accomplished and all that you have yet to achieve. Have trust in yourself. It will all work out.

"Sometimes receiving inspiration is like a foggy day. There's enough light that you can tell it's not darkness anymore, it's not night. But it's not brilliantly illuminated, you can see just enough to take a few steps ahead into the cloudiness. I don't know about other people, but it occurs that way for me all the time. There's enough just to take a few steps and then the light continues to help me see just far enough ahead that I can continue to press forward." - Patterns of Light Part 3: Spirit of Revelation by David A. Bednar

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