When it feels like our efforts are not enough

Recently I responded to a Facebook post from a friend who was asking to build her trust even when it felt like she was doing her best but her efforts were not enough. Here’s what came to me. I’d love to know what you think!

It’s taken me a while to get (and re-get and re-get!) that, while I will always do the best I can,  my efforts alone don’t HAVE to be enough because they are not the sole Source of my results. They can be one of the ways for results to manifest – but only one- The Universe is so much larger and more bountiful than my small self. And the Grace is in realizing that my Large/Real self IS part of Source – in fact it is how Source shows up in our world.

I’m not a religious person. But I do find great comfort in the various Wisdom Traditions. In the Old Testament, Psalm 40 urges,  “Be Still and know that I am God.”  I’ve come to realize that this is not an ad for God – it’s a message from the Psalmist to himself – and to us!  In our deepest, truest selves, we are God/Source (or whatever word we are comfortable using to mean “bigger than what we can see) – and therefore have access to ALL THAT IS. I choose to align myself with folks who believe that (Tolle, Dali Lama, Ponder, Butterworth and so many more) and I’m coming to believe it too.  It makes “doing my best”  and facing disappointments a little bit easier – and every success a little bit sweeter.

What do you think?

love and blessings from Terry



  1. Patrise

    wow, Terry,

    that’s the perfect message for today. thank you! and, I love your new web site, and its focus on living our best life!

  2. Aisha

    Isn’t it interesting how we manifest exactly what we need to help us? Thank you, Terry, for this reminder that there is so much more to me than I “see” and so much more powering my life and creating results.

  3. joan pierotti

    Very well expressed, Terry. Another note to your message is that in Jesus’s parable of the sower, we are instructed to go out and plant the seed. There’s no promise (guarantee) that we will see any of the RESULTS from our planting. We’re just called upon to do the planting whether we’re around to see the harvest or not.

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