What if the crappiest, most rock bottom, soul crushing moments in your life were what is meant for you?
What if, without these moments, we could have lived a life that wasn’t meant for us, or we are being steered turns learning a certain lesson?
When I think back on a lot of moments that I have really hated for myself, I can see clearly how it was meant to be. How I was being led to learn it THIS way, for my own good. I can even see how if I didn’t learn it the first (or third) time, it was presented to me again and again until I changed. I believe the universe nudges us, and if we don’t listen, it eventually finds us and it can feel like a 2×4 to the face. I have felt that a couple of times in my life, but didn’t listen to a few years ago. Kind of like walking down a sidewalk with a giant hole in it and you keep falling in. You get out each time, but you don’t learn for the next time. At what point do you just walk a different way?
What if you looked at your problems, your trauma, your anxety, and ask,
“What is this teaching me?”
And also, what are really crappy moments setting you up for? I talk to my kids about doors closing and opening, and how things aren’t always meant to be and something better is coming, but you have to have patience. So what do you need patience for? What can 2020 be teaching you? If you dig deeper past the superficial stuff, what are we being called to LEARN right now?
Change is hard and it sucks, but it also drags us out of things that may not be for us and forces us to either figure it out or hide. To deal with issues or cover them up. To look at what isn’t working or what is.
It’s up to is to listen, and learn, and deal with our own emotions and grow so we can be who we are meant to be. Which is all the world asks of you. To be authentically you, because YOU, my friend, are enough.