All Kinds of Messengers …

19 Apr

Things eventually work out … somehow.

I never used to think that … like ever. I’d be like if they don’t work out the way I want them to or planned them to, then that’s not really working out for me.

That’s what I used to think.

But as kids came into the picture and gray hair followed, I realized that’s the perfect philosophy, and I was recently reminded of this through one of my meditation sessions … and a text message.

During my recent meditation session, with Deepak, we focused on hope during uncertain times. And as he was talking about people’s reactions to different scenarios it clicked. That used to be me. Somehow during this journey, this moving on up to the East Side to a deluxe apartment in the sky to finally get a piece of THE pie journey, a switch happened. It happens to everyone. You’re not in the same place you were last year. You’re either better or worse, but you’re not in the same spot.

Over 20 years ago, the semester before I graduated college I was so worried about what my life would look like, I mean I had a plan, but the steps on the yellow-brick road weren’t quite lining up. Everyone I knew had a gig waiting for them after turning in their cap and gown but me. That uncertainty freaked me out. I worked hard my entire 18-year old life at the time and felt like … where’s my reward? When is success gonna come rain down on me?

The uncertainty made me feel uneasy and stressed out. I wondered with all my suit-and-tie friends getting their foot in the door, whether I’d even make it out of the parking lot. But eventually I met Matt, the guy who gave me my first break, and it happened. It just took a different route and eventually it worked out … somehow.

And with last week’s meditation sessions, I was reminded of the lesson. I thought about all that wasted time, freaking out and stressed out and worried everyone would be a success except me. I didn’t approach uncertainty through a positive lens, as I thought uncertainty to be a negative thing. Now I realize I should have looked upon it as an opportunity, a chance for something great to happen, or for a learning experience that would have led to personal growth. Either way it would have been a win, short term or long term, but a win nonetheless.

I trip out how the universe sends me these reminders through various messengers, just to put an exclamation point on that message.

During uncertain times, unemployment, broken relationships, new jobs, new city, first-time-stay-at-home parent, when you’re in the thick of it … just pause. I don’t remember pausing to turn my thoughts around 20 years ago, so I learned things the hard way. But now I have all kinds of pauses, and I remember that eventually things will work out, that Hope is in my corner, sometimes hiding, but it’s there. I just have to remember it’s there. That’s what I’ve come to learn through the years, and with Deepak’s help.

But I was also reminded of this with the help of a text  …


The universe is funny sometimes. It has all kinds of messengers.



10 Responses to “All Kinds of Messengers …”

  1. bgddyjim April 20, 2017 at 12:51 AM #

    I love it when I get the message. I can very much relate.

  2. TBM April 20, 2017 at 4:39 AM #

    Oh, I had a plan back in the day as well. Then life happened. Now I just try to enjoy the good and put my head down and work through the bad.

    • The Guat April 21, 2017 at 12:20 AM #

      Dude. That sounds like an excellent philosophy. I’m all on board for that one 🙂

  3. ksbeth April 20, 2017 at 5:31 AM #

    i so get this –

    • The Guat April 21, 2017 at 12:21 AM #

      Isn’t a trip when stuff like that happens?! So glad you get me 🙂 Thanks for hanging out.

  4. speak766 April 23, 2017 at 6:38 PM #

    Great post. I can definitely relate to having a negative outlook when things are uncertain. Thank you for the reminder that things will eventually work out, even if it’s not in the way we planned.

  5. feedinghangrymonsters April 24, 2017 at 9:50 AM #

    Change is good for you, as my boyfriend always says but I hate change until I settle into it and sometimes that takes a lot of time. I enjoyed this read and needed it today as I am a stay at home mom and getting ready to renter the working world again. I love the life we’ve built for ourselves and it’s definitely nothing like I had planned it to be when I was younger. So I have to hang on to hope that this too will work out

  6. Mr Cool April 24, 2017 at 1:12 PM #

    The very first picture is lovely.

  7. insidedianeslife April 24, 2017 at 7:55 PM #

    I agree. I sometimes panic, though I also know it will work itself out. Maybe not exactly the way I want, but so far so good.

  8. Cayman Thorn May 1, 2017 at 4:45 PM #

    This is why I will never go away from WP. I may not be tending the blog at Drinks, but man, this is some great writing, Cali. And how true a thing. The universe seems finicky as all get out when you’re fighting everything. But when you hit the pause button, it’s amazing how clearly the signs can read.

    Great stuff Cali.

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