Isn’t it funny how life works? If we’d only known sooner the things we know now, so many of our challenges and frustrations might never have happened. Imagine never to have suffered a loss, or never to have experienced pain or hurt. Can you even?
On the other hand, we need those challenges and frustrations to shape the rest of our experiences. For it’s only by living through them that we accumulate the wisdom we possess today. Teaching moments, while sometimes very painful, are part of our learning. And these lessons happen throughout our lives, not just when we’re young as some might think, but literally all the time.
Something I learned on my journey was that my younger self couldn’t have handled what my older self knows now. If I had known in my 20’s or 30’s — even my early 40’s – how much the crud I was holding on to would affect me later on, I definitely wouldn’t have believed it. If anyone had told me how I was criticizing myself, expecting unrealistic things from myself, and only planting more seeds of self-harm that would flower later in my life, I couldn’t have handled any of that either. (In fact, someone did point it out to me once and my reaction was nothing short of delusional.)
You see, I wasn’t ready to understand.
I hadn’t begun to awaken.
As with most things, mastery takes time. Years of struggling, and many, many bouts of pain and frustration if we’re honest. But, at some point, there’s a breakthrough and some light shines in. Maybe only through a tiny crack, or perhaps flooding an enormous gap. And then, and only then, do we finally notice this light. It’s unmistakable. The warmth and brightness are things we’ve literally never seen before.
Should you be traveling along your own personal path of growth and evolution, please know this:
It never makes sense until you’re ready to see it, hear it, feel it, and internalize it. Then, and only then, does it actually become a part of you.
Take heart, my friend, and know that every answer will come in its own time. Until then, just trust and allow everything in. When the light creeps in, you won’t miss it, I promise. And it will be more miraculous and beautiful than anything you’ve ever seen before.
To your awakening,
As a coach, writer, recovered over-doer and busyness addict, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle while the mind tries to sabotage your success. In my journey to vibrant health, I created a personalized health system of nutrition and supplementation, lifestyle changes, and I retrained my mind and the energy of my body. I view my success as the formula to my happy, healthy life. I now empower other women to create their own personalized formulas, including the tools and strategies just right for them! Amazing life shifts come from our relationships. I look forward to helping you, too!