Ashley Lorenzo

Take Ownership

Take Ownership
This place where you are right now,
God circled on a map for you.
Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move
Against the earth and the sky,
The Beloved has bowed there–
The Beloved has bowed there knowing
You were coming.
— Hafiz

Wherever in our lives that we find ourselves, we are exactly where we are meant to be. The timing is impeccable. This sentiment doesn't just reference our physical location, but also where we are mentally, spiritually and emotionally. 

Your life belongs to you, wherever you are. Give yourself permission to own the life that you are presented. Take ownership (learn how to do this here). Hold yourself accountable for where you are on your individual path. Ask what serves you. Whatever your face, ask yourself--- how is this circumstance calling you to grow? But, expect to be challenged. Know that you will second guess yourself. The path that you lead is meant to be a road of trials. Every obstacle that you face prepares you for the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. 

"Take Ownership"

"Take Ownership"

Grace has a way of bringing us to places and situations that sheer luck cannot. Sometimes it doesn't make sense how we arrived to the areas in our lives that we find ourselves, but sooner or later it becomes apparent that we absolutely needed to be there. Each situation forces growth and increased self-awareness. Often, we are blinded by our current scenario. It can cause us to feel stuck, immovable and even, hopeless. But time and time again, Grace saves us. It reminds us to stay on our path and to stick with the process. Perhaps, even to enjoy the journey. Most importantly, Grace helps us to remember that when we’re on our path, the world works in magical ways. When we are in the flow and in our truth, the world will conspire to help and guide us forward.

Hindsight vision is 20/20. It is always easier to connect the dots when reflecting back upon our life and the reasons why we were dealt certain cards at different times. In any moment, we’ll never know if an occurrence is inherently good or bad, sometimes it just is the next step in pushing us forward. It is the magic that happens somewhere in the messiness of the middle place.

Find comfort and peace in the knowing that you are exactly where you need to be. The Beloved has bowed there knowing that you were coming. Let your soul and world meet. In every moment there is only one thing to do: go into yourself and trust that where you are right now is just where you need to be.

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