Mindful Influence ~ Creating conscious moments

Kari Estrada

Trust Your Journey


TRUST THE PROCESS…I have heard this phrase from others and myself throughout my life.  It usually becomes a topic of conversation when there is uncertainty or challenges occurring.   Many thoughts and emotions surrounding trust come about when there are periods of change or transition.

Recently, my position was eliminated and I found myself without a job for the first time in my 15-year career.  This was a huge shift into uncertainty.  Practicing mindfulness has guided me to embrace the now, let go of control, strengthen my relationship with myself, and to trust my journey.  I am welcoming the opportunity of being a stay-at-home Mom and am enjoying this time with my kids, as I know it may be limited.

As I research organizations to inquire about open positions, trust is one of the biggest values I am looking for.  I want to work for an organization that I believe in and can uphold their vision and carry out their mission.  I am actively pursing my job search mindfully and openly.  This is driving me to be unattached and to have faith that my next career opportunity will result in happiness.

Of the seven attributes of mindfulness, non-striving has taken the forefront.  Non-striving doesn’t take away from goals or ambition, but rather allows us to “go with the flow” and to not force results.  By being non-striving, this allows us to see moments clearer and to grow from our mistakes.

Throughout life, we face many crossroads that lead to change.  You can choose to ignore it, run from it, or trust it.  Integrating mindfulness and trust can help us respond to these crossroads with confidence by:

  • Knowing you are where you need to be
  • Understanding your thoughts and emotions
  • Being flexible
  • Having a good decision making process
  • Being non-striving

I am enjoying each day, learning through my experiences, and letting go of fear and anxiety.  Mindfulness has taught me to trust in my journey!  Please share some of your outcomes or stories when you have trusted the process.



Author: Kari Estrada

Hi, my name is Kari Estrada. I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska where I earned my BBA in Accounting from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. In 2005 I moved to Reno, Nevada. I married my best friend and am currently a stay-at-home Mom to my two beautiful children. I am pursuing my MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. My purpose is to educate others about mindfulness and how it can influence our lives. Practicing mindfulness allows me to grow and learn each day. It guides me to be in the present moment, to trust the journey of each day, and to create positive experiences. Please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences when reading my blog.

2 thoughts on “Trust Your Journey

  1. Hi Kari,
    That’s a big challenge to keep trusting the journey when $$$$ has been reduced, but I’m with you! Someday, I know you’ll look back at this time and say, “I’m so glad I lost that job,” because the universe has something even better planned.

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