“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” — Rumi
Because it is!
Think about how you’ve met your favorite people—partners, friends, co-workers. There is likely a winding, unpredictable path that led you to them, and they to you. Your life unfolded, as did theirs.
Now think about a favorite experience: perhaps a concert, travel adventure, dinner, date. How did it come about? If you planned it, what was the step before? And the step before that? And before that?
The Universe (use whatever term you’d like; Higher Power, the God of Your Understanding, Spirit) wants only a healthy, joyous life for you. It’s eternally ready to help you actualize your dreams. It’s we who get in the way, every time we do not hear, or we try to control the uncontrollable, or force that square peg into the round hole.
In your next meditation, prayer or pondering, try to see yourself as part of the flow of all good things. Because you are.