Everything Happens For a Reason: Finding Peace In Resistance

Last week I found myself in the middle of a hurricane of resistance, relentlessly beating down upon my dream. I went to work boarding up my heart to protect it from the damage and I began calling in reinforcements. When the storm of emotions made land fall, I began to question everything. Had I made the right choice moving to Nashville? Was I just spinning my wheels here in music city? The chaos and confusion seemed to come out of nowhere and in its wake I found myself feeling disillusioned. I felt misunderstood and out of place and everything I'd worked so hard to build felt like it was standing on shaky ground.

Then just when I needed it the most, a new friend walked into my life. We had an almost instant connection and a remarkable number of things in common. In a matter of days, our worlds had collided in the most serendipitous of ways. Almost as if we were two magnets unknowingly gravitating toward one and other. That connection fed my soul and I started to feel that perhaps I wasn't so out of place after all. Not a whole lot had really changed about my situation, but I  had shifted my thinking and as a result found some clarity. I began to notice that all of the resistance I'd been confronting was helping to illuminate the things that we're falling into place naturally.

I'm notorious for wanting immediate enlightenment. When things aren't working, I have this urge to identify the reason things are amiss, find a solution and get on with it. But sometimes it's necessary when butting heads with resistance to simply butt out. Things are constantly at work in the world around us, ensuring that our needs are met and it's not always for us to know how everything is going to come together.

The truth is, at some point we all face situations we cannot change, but you always have the option to change the way you think about them. The Rolling Stones were on to something when they said " You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need."

Thanks for reading! I’ll see ya at the Opry!