Thursday, 28 July 2011

Is the Universe Preparing Your Upgrade?

Image thanks to steve jurvetson

"A new life begins for us with every second. Let us go forward joyously to meet it. We must press on, whether we will or no, and we shall walk better with our eyes before us than with them ever cast behind."
Jerome K. Jerome

So you lost it. Lost out. Lost direction. Maybe things look a bit dismal, a bit disarrayed, a bit – dare we say – disappointing. I wrote a while back about trust. Lately I’ve been thinking about upgrades.

In your heart, I think that you know what you lost wasn’t quite living up to the ‘dream’. That maybe it wasn’t meant for you long-term. That maybe it was simply a lesson that came to an end.

Here’s what I’ve been wondering: what if maybe, just maybe, the universe decided that you deserve better?

With that in mind, instead of looking regretfully over your shoulder: you can turn forward. You can wait the new opportunity about to be placed in your path. You can expect an improvement – aware that there is space for that now.

You can recognise the message on your screen for what it might really be:


Closing all current programmes... 
The Universe is installing your latest upgrade. 
This may take some time...


You choose to look at your circumstances as a complete shutdown, or simply a restart. There is only so much space in our lives to be filled, and sometimes we need to clear out in order to welcome in more. Sometimes we need to uninstall to upgrade.

Yes, there will probably be a gap between losing the old and receiving the new – a gap that can feel cold and empty. But it’s up to you to dance in those gaps; to use the time to focus on what you really want; to open up your eyes so that you are ready to, first perceive, and then receive, the next gift.

Make space for your upgrade.

Commit to the possibility that things are always getting better, whether it appears that way or not.

9 comments:

Pritilend said...

This one is amazing!!! Just the inspiration I need.

camillapeffer said...

I love the computer metaphor!
Keep up the great work!
x

sos said...

This is inspiring especially when my research doesn't seem to be going anywhere...

crunicorn said...

Thank you - that's perfect!

arlunyddesign said...

Wow.... this is exactly what I need right now after yet another failure in my attempt to be a designer. Still nursing the hurts but this gives me hope that there is something in store for me. Thanks!

Becca said...

Great post! Just what I need to hear every now and again :)

Vir said...

love love LOVE this..

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the idea that maybe the "universe decided that you deserve better".

Stephybabes said...

Wow. Bookmarked!!

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