We don't always get what we want but sometimes life equips us with what we need in the most peculiar fashion. Often times when there is a life changing lesson to be learned, we will keep going through the same thing or challenge time and time again until we learn something of value that will either help us in our lives as we grow further or until we can use that learning lesson to help someone else.
Consider the moment you felt as though you'd passed one of life's test. While going through the experience, you probably felt as though life was dealing you an unfair hand. We often feel isolated and misunderstood during that time. It's not until we take a step back and decide to eliminate mental stress out the situation, that we're able to see what the problem really is about. Sometimes we need to discover patience or the lesson can be something pertaining to exercising more discipline in a certain area of our lives. Whatever the case may have been, after we'd learned what it is that we were meant to learn, life suddenly got easier and when a similar situation arose, we felt better equipped to handle it. Even if handling it meant turning it over to God.
Sometimes life will present certain situations time and time again in order to teach us something of value. Don't forget these lessons, but use them as stepping stones to enjoy a more richer and wisdom filled life.
Who Are You?
Who you are to the core may not always make you popular but it will provide you with peace of mind, forfeiting the burden of pretending to be something that you're not. People often go throughout life making decisions based on what others may think about them. What a headache! If closets came without doors, trust, we'd all be walking around with a 'this is me accept it' kind of attitude because exposed flaws would then be the norm. But because our closets do have doors and we live in a society where uniqueness alienates you, we opt out of being ourselves and in turn become indifferent to the person that we really are.
How unfortunate for all of those who would benefit from you being the person who God created you to be. I think about the impressionist artist, Pablo Picasso, and his expression of art. The art society during the time in which he lived, didn't acknowledge paintings trying to capture movement, to be actual art. It wasn't until several years later that his work became widely accepted, making his paintings to be of great value. Had he stopped creating and stayed within the confines of what others expected of him, we wouldn't have the pleasure of looking through the eyes of one of the greatest impressionist of that time.
Have you ever met a total stranger where you were completely yourself and they loved everything about you? Recall how you felt being accepted for your true nature. Embracing compliments from others who were inspired by you just being you. Wasn't that more easy? Didn't it make you feel great. Consider going back to that place and allow every encounter moving forward to be a genuine one. Your reflection should be that of you and only you.
Each morning that you wake up, there's usually a compilation of thoughts that flood your mind. Every plan, every meeting, every stop that you have to make becomes the focal point of your day. How busy we can all become with our day to day activities that we forget about our life plans.
Remember the moment when you became so overwhelmed that you just had to stop and reflect on what it was that you truly wanted to accomplish in life? Well without experiencing the same level of anxiety, consider revisiting those ideas. Instead of waking up stressed before your day even starts, clear your details for tomorrow on the night before, that way when you awake your thought life won't be so cluttered with task and you'll have a better, more purposeful, focal point when starting your day.