In closing out the month, I'll ask the question again: What are you preparing for? What process are you engaging?
We are all preparing for something all the time. The question is what are we preparing for? Do we know what we are preparing for? When we don’t know we’re likely preparing for some outcome other than the one that we truly desire. This is because desirable ends require attentive, dedicated, or conscious preparation (as opposed to unconscious preparation).
If we overlook the profound spiritual power of process in our lives then we invite an unmanageable load of disappointment to fill our void. This is because overlooking process means we are overlooking the only opportunity (or opportunities) we have to introduce meaning back into our lives once we've been crippled by circumstances outside of our control.
Being process-oriented people means asking the question, Am I doing everything I can?
If the answer is yes, then we begin a conversation on radical acceptance.
If the answer is no, then consider introducing a more intentional process to your life. Only then will we know what the possibilities are.