Life’s journey is filled with surprises both positive and negative. When life is going well and to our expectations, it is easy to float along in a content place. In moments where life’s circumstances are not what we want them to be, we can feel disrupted. In fact, if we can rely on the idea that life’s circumstances will change. Change is something that we oftentimes dislike, yet it is an essential part of life that we can depend on.
As the pattern of life does not go as we plan, we can feel our feather’s being ruffled. It is during these moments, when life does not unfold in the manner we choose, that we are being challenged. Our character and our growth is being beckoned. How we respond in difficult circumstances demonstrates a great deal about where we are in our personal journey toward growth. It is these challenging moments that are gifts as they become teachers and teachable moments about lessons we are to learn in our personal evolution. Instead of fighting, resisting or avoiding, it is helpful to embrace the change that is before us and have an open mind and heart about the path that is put before us.
Beyond understanding, we may at times be led in different directions that we never imagined, dreamed,or designed. At the same time, if we had never put any effort into choosing a path, or attempt to implement our dream, we may not have any direction at all. The question remains, how do we navigate between our chosen or not selected path?
Rather than wondering, worry about, obsessing or questioning the direction our life has taken, accept that there is a path before us now whether we choose the path or not. Detours within our journey will inevitably and repeatedly present themselves. The detours are put in place to deepen our understanding our ourselves and our purpose.
Release the ”why’s” and ”what if’s”. By engaging in this practice we rid ourselves of confusion, unhappiness, discontent, anxiety and fear. Whatever was is now in the past. We can now move forward to what is. “What is”: is what is important and relevant now. The past is a brief reflection and an indication of where we have been which helps to mold what will be. The future is yet to be realized. Today and the present moment is what is here.
Move through your personal journey one step at a time – with courage, faith and determination. Find inner strength in paths that may be intimating, anxiety provoking or create discomfort. Have faith in yourself and trust that the path that has been chosen before you is one you were meant to experience and as a result gain a valuable lesson, no matter how challenging the path is. The greater the challenge, the greater the potential for growth. We tolerate discomfort in efforts to grow as people. Use your determination to allow you to experience meaningful endurance as your strengthen your character.
Keep your trust and belief in yourself and walk courageously into your new journey. Through determination, the strength of who you are and what you value will be illuminated during your new path.
Source: Positive Thoughts
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