Connecting the Dots: Embracing Life’s Journey and Trusting Truth

I love it when there is a common theme regardless of the source. This week’s theme has been about trusting the process. These quotes have come to me recently.

Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal,” by Dan Sullivan.

I love Truth. My life’s journey has been about understanding truth’s language, its ways, and its culture. I’ve wanted to align my life to it versus asking it to align to me. One of its attributes, in my opinion, is that it is the same for whosoever will.

We all don’t have our own truths. We may have our own expressions but the challenge to me is that we want truth to bend to us versus we aligning with truth.

Leo Tolstoy said in his novel, Anna Karenina, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

Finding truth can feel like a difficult thing at times. A principle in identifying counterfeits is to study the authentic. If you are fluent in the authentic, you can spot a counterfeit in the infinite ways it can come. The most dangerous lie is the one closest to the truth.

Here’s a simple example. My friend bought an iPhone off the internet. It was working just fine except for one small glitch. Being detailed-oriented, she prioritized solving the annoying glitch. So, she took the new phone to the Apple store. The Apple employee instantly could tell it was a counterfeit. The first thing the employee noticed was that font of the wording on the back of the phone was slightly off.

It’s so vital to trust the process of life and know that we have the knowledge within us to follow truth.

I made a commitment to myself at a young age that I would focus my intentions/will towards truth and trust its ways. For some reason it just made sense to me that it would be the safest option to minimize the amount of pain I would have to process in this thing we call life.

Fast forward decades later; I feel like I hit the lottery. It was the wisest choice I could have possibly made. My heart is full of gratitude.