When I told my husband about the affirmation I was using lately, his reaction was less than impressed. I wasn't sure if it was because I said the word "affirmation" or that I got the idea from an Oprah episode or what. A day later, he asked me, "Why is the universe conspiring in YOUR favor? What about everyone else?"
I explained that the infinite universe conspires in everyone's favor if they let it. It's about a shift of perspective. It's definitely NOT about being the center of the universe. It's more about looking at the benefits and opportunities in the unforeseen challenges and setbacks in life. My life may not turn out the way I think I want it to, but it will turn out the way it should.
I'm not advocating for sitting around and letting life happen. I believe in fighting the good fight every day - doing my best and getting back up and dusting myself off whenever I fail. I've failed in lots of different ways - by not making an effort and by taking risks.
But I relinquish the illusion of control I have over my future. Anything can happen. Failure may lead to fortune. Fortune may lead to failure.
I trust that in hindsight, this ambiguous time of unemployment will all make sense.