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How to Trust the Process When Bad Things Happen

How to Trust the Process when Life Happens

Knowing how to trust the process when life throws you a curveball is an indispensable life skill. Take a listen here and get a wonderful nugget of insight into how you can see the bright side of any situation.

Deep questions about life arise when we find ourselves in difficult circumstances.

Learning how to trust the process in such instances is one of the most valuable skills we can learn.

Like all of us, I have had my share of challenges. I’ve dealt with death, illness, and other difficulties, large and small.

I have also coached numerous clients through such challenges.

Through it all, I have come to understand how to trust the process on deeper and deeper levels.

I have found personal strengths I didn’t know I had, and I have helped clients do the same.

Today I have a stocked toolbox of empowerment strategies that work for myself and my clients when life throws a curveball.

One of the most useful empowerment strategies for dealing with the aftermath of seeming tragedy (including death and other challenges), is something I refer to as hidden gifts.

Believe it or not, even the most horrible life experiences have gifts hidden within them.

It’s essential to note that hidden gifts do not always reveal themselves right away.

Sometimes it takes a year or more for the gift of a situation to appear. This is where trusting the process comes in.

The next time you find yourself dealing with something difficult in life, I invite you to ask yourself some deep questions, like:

  • What is the bigger dream that can only come true because this “bad thing” has happened?
  • What is the universe seemingly nudging me to do?
  • What skills have I been saving in my toolbox for just this occasion?

Sometimes the answers to the deep questions come quickly. Sometimes they don’t.

In cases where the hidden gift is not obvious in the early stages, my best advice is to trust that it is there.

Keep your mind and heart open for its revelation in the weeks and months ahead.

Having an attitude of trust in the process will help you develop a strong sense of gratitude and appreciation, no matter what life throws in your direction.

It will also provide a wonderful inner support structure for navigating the pain and anguish that often accompanies life’s biggest challenges.

And don’t forget to acknowledge (with gratitude, of course) when the hidden gift does appear.

This will help you to see hidden gifts more readily in the future.



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