This weekend, I watched the movie The Pursuit of Happyness again. It is an empowering story of one man who used his will power to defeat all odds and obtain his dream. In the movie, one of the jokes had some insight that stuck with me. The joke was as follows:
There was a man drowning in the ocean. A boat came by and asked him, “Do you need help?” The man said, “No thank you. God will save me.” The man continued to struggle and drown. Then a second boat came by and asked him, “Do you need help?” The man said again, “No thank you. God will save me.” Then, the man drowned. When he went to heaven he asked God, “Why didn’t you save me?” And God said, “I sent you two big boats, ya dummy.”
Often times we ask for help, a sign, or something divine in nature to happen to us, but when it does we don’t see it or don’t acknowledge it. It is as if we ask and immediately don’t believe our questions/prayers will be answered. So, we begin wondering when to ask again. I think it is important for us to learn to be open and remove the doubt that clouds the answers to our questions and prayers.
Pay attention to the events in your life. Pay attention to the decisions you make and the outcome of those decisions. Meditate with your reoccurring thoughts. The guidance you seek may have already been presented to you.
As your consciousness level continues to rise, you will be able to communicate more easily with the Divine and be more aware of the information they want you to know. As your connection grows, don’t be afraid of it. Don’t shy away from it. Embrace it. The Divine will communicate with you more once they see that you are truly listening.
Another thing I have made a huge effort to improve over the years is to show gratitude for my blessings and answers — no matter how big or how small. Be grateful for the little things, the small wins. Showing gratitude for all things. When I had more gratitude for the little things, larger blessings came my way.