Life is a series of events, some by chance, some premeditated, but all configured into a tapestry of emotions and decisions that lead to our place in life.
As we think back on how we got to the moment we are in now, take some time to understand how each decision led to events that helped shaped your life.
Would you have fallen in love and gotten married if you had not ended a bad relationship?
Would you have seen the Eiffel Tower if you weren’t convinced that your fear of flying is only a fear?
Would you have been soaked in regret if you had not made that surprise visit to your mom just before she passed away?
Would you have opened your eyes to the possibility of living out your dreams if you weren’t swayed by that stranger that bumped into you and started a conversation on the subway?
Every place we go we are met with choices and those choices have consequences and further choices. Life is a continuous journey with no foreseeable ending. It is that flux, that is the ultimate mystery.
We are a boat in the middle of the ocean, with land in sight but no means of reaching that final destiny.
That is a truly amazing thought. Each morning, we get a fresh start to carve out a path to our next personal achievement.
Whether we are born in a city, on a farm, in a poverty stricken community, in a forest or in a village, we are placed into a set of perceptions and accepted behavior. As we grow up and accept the curiosity of our surrounding, we start to see the power of imagination. It is that power that allows us to break out of the Truman Show and see rest of the world. With each breath we earn the right to experience all that the world is offering.
It is a blessing to feel the soil of the land, to hug the warm skin of another, to love unconditionally and to explore the unknown.
The next time you reflect on your life and determine if this is where you want to be, think back on the little decisions you made and see how you got here, because life happens sometimes…
We will make mistakes but we are never wrong. The magic of a journey is that it is infinite and in all directions….
Breathe in the air, scream to the stars and smile because this is your life.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.” – Erma Bombeck