The Universe intends me good.
That was the thought that came to me this morning as I stood atop Monte Sano Mountain outside of Huntsville, Alabama, as the sun began to rise.
The morning sky had broken, bursting with fingers of pink and orange, while fog blanketed the valley, leaving only the peaks exposed. I stood with those peaks, above the fog, feeling on top of the world. I took a few minutes to give gratitude and to reflect quietly on all that had brought me to this point. The 15K that I entered wouldn’t start for another hour and a half or so, and I wanted to get my head in a good place before the race.
I breathed the autumn air slowly and deeply.
I quieted my mind as I watched the sun lift the darkness away to reveal the natural beauty around me.
As I did, I saw my faith as the mountain. And I saw the events of life as the fog that hid most of its face.
We never really know what’s going to happen in life.
That thought can fill some people with trepidation and make them feel quite vulnerable.
But I like not knowing. It’s okay not to know. It makes life the adventure that it is. And I know because of my faith that no matter what happens in life, all will be fine because the Universe intends me good.
It intends you good, too.
The fog of life eventually dissipates in the sun’s spiritual light.
|The view from Monte Sano State Park this morning.|
Einstein once remarked, “The most important question a person can ask is, ‘Is the Universe a friendly place?’“
This is a fundamental question to ask ourselves because the answer to that question will determine the outcomes in our lives.
I believe the Universe is a friendly place. I believe it has my back at all times. It told me so on the mountain.
How do you see the Universe?
Take a walk in nature and bring the Universe with you. Hold hands with it. Talk to it. Ask it to reveal it’s message to you that you feel you need the most in your life right now. Trust that it has your back.