Life is a series of linked events; each one leading to the next, like the spots on a child’s dot-to-dot puzzle. Yet, most are unaware that the seemingly random occurrences, of daily life, are in any way pivotal to the course of their destiny. A chance meeting that happened 10 years ago may have been a precursor for an incredible job offer tomorrow, or a difficult situation endured in our teens may have helped us deal with an incident in our forties. Our conscious mind is kept so busy trying to make sense of the world’s conundrums, that it can keep us from connecting all the little dots on our own cosmic mystery puzzle and from seeing just how amazing our lives really are.
The majority of us are working hard, trying to figure out life, wondering what our purpose or path is and where exactly we fit into this crazy old world. Sadly, much of our present life is missed because our mind’s have skipped off into the future, and are kept busy either making plans or insisting on finding one such thing there, that will make us feel happy or complete. It is as though our happiness lies in tomorrow’s achievements or is put on hold till some day in the future… That future day does not exist because the only day we can be happy is today.
Funny how often we tell ourselves that our plans or dreams for the future, will bring us our deserved and long sought after happiness, without realising just how many of those goals and visions we have already achieved. Most of which came and went without being enjoyed or celebrated, because they did not bring with them the feelings of completion or fulfilment we expected. Here is a sampling: passing exams, getting the dream job, new dress, car or home, travelling the world, finding the perfect partner, gaining financial stability, entering a marriage and having children… The list could be endless; but if you take a few minutes to note just how far you have come and what you have already achieved in life, it is probably safe to say, you have a lot to celebrate.
As well as our major achievements, there are the events we did not plan for and would not include in our wish lists for the future, but happened all the same: failing exams, not getting the dream job or a job-loss, weight-gain, relationship breakdown, divorce, lack of income, children leaving home, getting older, death of a loved one and illnesses…. All those seemingly bad events did more for us than we could ever imagine, they have built strength in ways we may not yet realise. We sometimes need to remind ourselves that it’s not all bad, it is simply our observations and opinions that determine what an experience means to us. All our events, both good and bad, have played a part in our unique stellar dot-to-dot.
You have already found your chosen path, you are walking it everyday, you are working on it everyday and you are learning from it everyday. Our life adventures started a long time ago and have been unfolding day-by-day, week-by-week and year-by-year.
Yes, the path of the Sensitive one is a challenging path to walk. It is strenuous, painful, overly emotional and can be lonely, but it is also enlightening, invigorating and electrically charged and, when we allow ourselves to see it: freakin’ fantastic!
We have already learnt what we need to do to keep us safe and sane on our journey’s, but at times we choose to ignore that. The information was always there for us to find, when we were ready. We don’t always want to do what we know we should, because we are purposely making life more challenging for ourselves, without realising. We are at the helm of our own ships on a vast ocean, steering it through rough seas, riding the choppy waves and navigating through storms. Yet there are many times when we sail blissfully through still waters.
Peace and deep fulfilment are there for us when we want them, when the time is right. If you are not currently experiencing them it is because you are not choosing them right now. No one is having it harder or easier than you or I, we are all just having life experiences. Appreciate yourself and those in your life today, even those who have caused you much pain… we learn the most from those ‘so-called’ bad people and experiences in life.
We are in these bodies for such a short time we need to be reminded not to miss a moment. Remember your journey is happening for you today and everyday, be part of it and enjoy because we do not know when it will end.
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©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered