Even as I write this, I am dealing with a personal situation that is seriously trying my patience and causing me to question the motives of the other parties involved. It is disappointing and disheartening, but I will still hold on to hope because I believe it is a misunderstanding. I will still offer space for the people involved to make things right- because in so doing, it allows them to rise to the occasion.
Hoping and activating for the best outcome also keeps me from becoming bitter and cynical. However this one plays out, it is teaching me to be more loving and patient and inviting me to lean into my support team, too.
Whenever you are faced with a trying situation (that doesn’t threaten your safety) this powerful mantra can help you too: “I will keep seeking the best in people, so that we can rise together.”