Sometimes life can appear so random. Some of the most profound moments of my life appeared to come out of nowhere, completely by happenstance, or so it seemed. Do you think that life happens by accident or on purpose?
I believe that life happens exactly in order. I think that every moment of my life has been perfectly orchestrated to enhance my experience. But what about tragedy, suffering, and pain, you ask? Well I think that’s in order too.
In any given moment you are either teaching, learning, or both (teachers often learn from the things they teach). While teaching may not be your formal vocation, you are indeed an educator, we all are. You not only teach with your words and actions, but your life is a lesson as well. Everything that you say and do makes an impact. You’re leaving an indelible mark on the world… scary huh?
The thing is, we don’t always know what the right thing to do is. Our free will gives us plenty of latitude, so it stands to reason that some of our choices will not lead us in the best direction. But there is so much to learn from getting it wrong. In fact there is often more to learn from messing it up than getting it right (trust me on this, I have tested the theory, many times).
I don’t think the Universe puts much stock into whether we’re right or wrong, the only thing that truly matters is the lesson. What are you meant to learn from this situation?
My life has been riddled with misadventure. For the longest time I felt like I was just stumbling through. But then something miraculous happens when I finally learn the lesson. Like magic, everything starts to go my way (mostly).
Some lessons are real bruisers. By the time you learn them you’re banged up, beat down, and ready to throw in the towel. It’s normal to feel that way and it’ll pass (if you can learn the art of letting go). The point I’m trying to make is, life is not about what happens to you, it’s about what happens for you. The lessons are there for you. A gift from the divine to aid in your self-evolution. If the lesson doesn’t seem like a gift at first, wait a while, it’s brilliance will sparkle soon enough.
Life is one beautiful oxymoron… happening Accidentally on Purpose!
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