I finally understand this quoteJul 29, 2022
Years ago, someone shared this quote:
The moment one commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
I heard her say it, but I didn’t really hear it. To me, it sounded like so many motivational quotes that fly around us. I simply didn’t connect with it.
Fast forward several years and I’m considering getting this tattooed on my body.
I finally (FINALLY) understand what we’re talking about here. And it’s all thanks to an experience I had last week.
I was out in Denver, visiting one of my coaches and being broken wide open as so often happens in our work together. When I returned to my hotel, I was edgy and restless, trying to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of the day. Earlier in the week, an old friend passed away. As I thought about him, I realized I just wanted to be back home, which meant leaving a day early.
This wasn’t simply an idea, it was a KNOWING. The moment I thought of going home early is the moment I jumped into action. I quickly booked a flight that left in 90 minutes (while I was 40 minutes away from the airport), booked an Uber, then texted other people to ask for help and support.
That’s all I did to get myself home. In return, the Universe / Providence / the Big Kahuna did this:
—> Got me to the airport and through security in plenty of time (did I mention I had less than an hour to navigate security, ride the tram and get to my gate?)
—> Upgraded my seat, then gave me the entire row to myself
—> Found me a luxurious ride home with a really nice driver
—> Connected me with others who cheered me on (my coach), found me a ride (my husband’s assistant), smiled and said nice things to me (multiple other passengers) fed me (flight attendant who gave me an entire basket of snacks and got as excited as I was about the Sun Chips)
—> Put on the most spectacular show just outside the airplane window as we flew over crazy beautiful clouds, stunning Lake Michigan and a very peaceful Jamaica Bay
Not only did I get home when I wanted to, I had a bigger, more beautiful, and richer experience than I ever expected.
Let’s be honest, this whole thing could have gone much differently. If I had stopped to think about it, I probably wouldn’t have even booked that flight. I definitely could have chewed off all my nails worrying about getting to the airport in time. I could have been crammed in the back of the plane, next to the bathroom, silently complaining about humanity.
Instead, I committed, I trusted, I moved and I asked for help. This is now my mantra for making everything I want happen.