Take Heart, Some New Delight Awaits You

At thirty-four, I was unemployed with a family to support. I didn’t have highly marketable skills and was getting more desperate by the day. Then I aced an interview for a copywriting job at a hearing aid company. A few days later, I called the company expecting to hear good news, only to discover that the woman who had interviewed me, and who I had clicked instantly with, was no longer with the company and that the job had gone to somebody else. I was crestfallen . . . and scared. There was no clear path in front of me and I had no clue what to do next.

Looking back, not getting that copywriting job was the best thing that could have happened. Had I been hired, I never would have met all the fascinating people and done all the challenging work that was waiting for me in my soon-to-be career as a freelance writer. Instead of growing, blossoming and expanding my horizons, I would have remained benignly and contentedly imprisoned in Safeville.

I bet you can relate. Every one of us has faced adversity—the loss of a job, a failed romance, a financial crisis, a health challenge—and desperately prayed that “the way things used to be” would be restored. And every one of us can look back at a particularly painful loss and see that it was a blessing in disguise.

If you are going through a rough patch, take heart. Stay open, stay positive and stay alert, for life is redirecting you.

This being human is a guest house,
every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.


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8 Responses to “Take Heart, Some New Delight Awaits You”

  1. Deb Reilly Says:

    Phil, I enjoy your writing style and what you have to say.

    After a phone call from my brother-in-law this afternoon, I was reminded about the financial crisis and how it is affecting interior decorators. I fought the subtle fear all day.

    Your blog reminded me that there are things for me to do other than select fabrics and paint colors. I’ve got work to do!


  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Good for you, Deb. I’m in the same boat—fighting off that subtle undercurrent of fear. No fun. Having a spiritual worldview takes the edge off, but it’s no panacea. Peacefulness takes a whole lot of work and effort! Keep on fighting the good fight!

  3. selfhelpgoddess Says:

    Ah, this is exactly what I’m going through right now!! I was laid off from my corporate job in December, but I seized the opportunity to launch my website which I had been wanting to do for years… and lo and behold, my website is doing much better than I ever would have expected, so I can’t complain!! Life really does work out when we let it… Sometimes we just have to get out of our darn way and let Universe show us the way! :-)


  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Well said, Mary! The challenge now is to reduce the amount of time between a “devastating” event and the recognition of it as a blessing in disguise.

  5. Amy Jewell / Cirklagirl Says:


    Love this. I was just thinking the other day about how much I just love Rumi. Every time I see one of his poems, it just melts me a little bit! Thanks for a great blog…

    Oh, and I am doing a 30 day blogging challenge so I am now *officially* blogging daily… it is great. Doing it more frequently keeps it more present in your mind and it has really helped me to work on my writing skills.

  6. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Way to go, Amy!

  7. mel Says:

    Mr. Phil Bolsta,

    Thanks for sending me mails with links to your blogs. I enjoyed reading it especially this one. I’m feel bad before reading your blog but afterwards I feel somewhat comforted. Eventhough I know my problem is still there I know I can cope with it because I know God won’t give me hardships that I can’t handle, I just have to believe in what He can do and stop doubting Him.

    More power and God bless!!!

  8. Phil Bolsta Says:

    You are right, Mel! Keep God close and you can cope with anything!

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