Do Yourself a Favor — Honor the Process

 

"Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." — "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann

 

There are undoubtedly those times in life, where you are thrown a curveball and you might question the “why” in that moment.  It is during these times, that we rely on those in our tribe to help us go through the process- which is wonderful but sometimes it blurs what you are feeling with what others are projecting based on their experiences.  While our tribe loves us fiercely it is important to go inward to find our path forward.

Recently, when life threw me a curveball I found myself having oodles of different emotions and I wasn't clear on how to process everything so when I turned to my tribe I found that in their efforts protect me- their thoughts started to crowd my mind space suppressing my own unfolding.  I recognized I wasn't honoring the process.

It was in that moment, I remembered the power of honoring the process.  It was something I had learned in a workshop on mindfulness.  Not going to lie to you- at first I was not getting it- like when you are angry stay in that moment to let yourself understand, honor, and release the emotion.  Who wants to stay in that stage- but what I experienced when I did go inward and honor that phase was that I actually progressed through it quickly and peacefully.  It was freeing.  As I continued to honor the process, I was excited to see what would unfold next and what amazed me most was the emotions would come an go and honoring them guided me.

Every curveball I have experienced in life has taken me on a wonderful journey, it has pushed me to evolve, let go of thinking I control the outcomes and to lead with love and to detach from negativity, control and ego.  What a wonderful lesson and quite frankly a tool to use every day in every scenario.  It is simply my fave.

When life throws you a curveball, or you are having a bad day- use the honoring the process tool to remind you everything is unfolding as it should.

 

-- Cheryl

Cheryl Pipia