Teressa was beautiful and accomplished but there were many nights when she cried herself to sleep, wondering if she would ever find her soulmate. My friend Frank was also going through a difficult time; his wife had announced she wanted a divorce and he was still reeling from the shock.
A couple months after Frank’s separation, he received a Facebook friend request from the girlfriend who broke his heart at nineteen. It was Teressa. She had suddenly felt compelled to track him down, fully expecting him to be happily married with a family. Still, it would be comforting for her to at least say hello and wish him a good life. Teressa’s timing was impeccable. Frank told me that he had never expected to hear from her again and that her message had really brightened his day.
After a few Facebook messages, Teressa suggested that Frank give her a call. That was a few months ago and they’ve been talking ever since. The three hundred miles that separate them have been rendered irrelevant by twice-monthly visits and daily phone conversations. Teressa is actively seeking employment here in the Twin CIties where Frank lives and their life together is already taking shape.
Teressa now sees that there was a purpose behind her long, lonely nights: the universe was making arrangements to bring Frank back into her life. That process could not be forced or rushed; they both now recognize that everything unfolded in the only way it could have to deliver them into each other’s arms.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Teressa’s sadness is now just a distant memory. Here despair was like a darkened room—a room can be dark for ten seconds or ten years; the moment that light floods the room, the darkness disappears as though it had never been.
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When a certain outcome is desired, some people choose to “let go and let God” while others adopt an aggressive “do it yourself” mindset. Although these approaches seem to be perched on opposite ends of the goal-getting spectrum, they actually dovetail perfectly. Reconcile them by doing what you feel guided to do while staying open to unanticipated outcomes.
Pray as if everything depended on God and act as if everything depended on you.
Your job is to clarify the “what” and let God take care of the “how” and the “when.” Even so, you must do your share of the heavy lifting. Your heart’s desire will not just drop into your lap.
God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.
P. D. James
Embrace continual self-improvement, live with integrity, and trust with infinite patience—and the universe will conspire on your behalf to manifest the answer to your prayer in the perfect form and at the perfect time.
She knows Omnipotence hath heard her prayer,
And cries, “It shall be done, sometime, somewhere.”
Ophelia G. Browning
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.