Everything we do and everything that happens allows us to grow if we’ll let it.
Sometimes it’s easy to think that we should be further forward than we are – that we should have done things differently and made different choices.
But there are never really any wrong decisions. Every path you took, decision you made and experience you’ve had got you exactly where you are today.
Nobody else has the same life experience as you have. Nobody else has learnt and grown in exactly the way you were meant to.
When there are bumps in the road it can be easy to think that things are against us; that we have somehow gone wrong or made bad choices.
But we made the exact choices we were meant to make at the time, knowing what we did then.
And we can make choices today based on everything we’ve learnt. We can choose to respond rather than react.
Sometimes we have to start again. But we’re never really starting from scratch, unless we want to frame it that way.
We are everything we are because of all that has gone before. Everything seemingly good and bad that has happened to us is our own unique journey to keep. And so is the wisdom we picked up along the way.
What was right for you once may no longer be right for you now. It doesn’t mean it was never right, it just isn’t anymore.
Sometimes we have to be brave enough to let go of those things.
Don’t doubt yourself. Don’t doubt your decisions. Learn from them. And concentrate on where you are right now. What you want to leave behind you and what you want to carry forward.
Thank everyone and everything that got you to exactly where you are. And commit to a fierce remaking of your life.
Anything you do now, anything you start or are seemingly a beginner at, will be done with the wisdom you carry within you. You will bring a different perspective to the one you might have had years ago. You will be ready to really begin. And to give your all, knowing who you are and bringing your whole self to it.
Nothing is ever wasted. Embrace everything you’ve experienced and know it was meant for your own personal evolution.
The more painful something is, the more we usually learn from it.
I’m going to be asking for my lessons to be delivered in a more gentle way from now on. But sometimes we need a big slap awake. We need to be shaken to see the truth, and we can then choose to consciously take those lessons forward.
You are exactly where you’re meant to be. If you had taken the easy path you wouldn’t be who you are today. You wouldn’t know what you know and you wouldn’t have learnt what you’ve learnt. Things wouldn’t have been as interesting.
You wouldn’t have the same wisdom, strength, courage or compassion.
You wouldn’t be as determined to live the life that is meant to be yours. And you wouldn’t be as committed to love, to freedom and to truth.
So adore every turn you’ve taken, every avenue you’ve explored. Everything you’ve tried. Every experience you’ve had. It’s all part of your story, and it’s got you exactly where you are today.
Now you can take that forward in whichever ways you choose; knowing that every single step beforehand was required to pave the way.