I am in a place I have never been before in my life. The more I move forward, the more my life is in a constant state of change. It’s scary and mostly confusing. I experience down times of frustration and uncertainty, then I experience highs times of motivation and momentum. I’m really starting to come to terms with the constant change and becoming more familiar with that feeling of uncertainty. In order to grow, we must push the envelope from time to time and feel the discomfort. As Alexis Carrel once said, “Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.”
When you’re on the path of self-mastery, or just trying to improve your life, it can be easy to get caught up in all the things you think you should be doing. Always looking forward and analyzing the things in your life that you need to change. Putting the focus on what our lives are lacking and developing a lacking mindset. We forget to put emphasis on the present moment and learn to enjoy the only thing that really exists, right now. Life is abundant. Life isn’t just about attaining material wealth and accomplishing goals. It’s about living. Learn how to enjoy your life and to share it with others gracefully. Forgive and recognize no one really knows how to live a perfect life. No one knows all the answers.
When attempting to navigate through our lives, we tend to think we can attain a certain outcome in our own life that by mimicking others. Although it is great to learn from others and apply knowledge that has been accumulated over time, I also believe it’s important to remember that every person is equally vast and complex. What others have done/do to get where they are, won’t work for everyone. We need to recognize the importance of the individual experience. The beauty in it. There are infinite variables that lead to our perceptions, values, ideas, opinions and ways of thinking. We are basically a smorgasbord. All equally as complex and capable of doing great things. It’s a matter finding what is in alignment with the person you have become and are becoming, then running with it.
The reality that we live in is incomprehensible to our tiny human minds, as amazing and vast as they may be. All we can do is interpret the world around us with our five very limited senses. Give yourself a fuckin break! It’s okay to not know the answers and to be confused. We will never fully know the mysteries of this ever expanding reality in which we have the privilege of being a part of. By recognizing the limitations in our understanding, we can forgive ourselves for not knowing all the answers, and in turn have a mind open enough to receive them.