We are surrounded the by people, animals and objects which make up our world. Often, we think that we have no control on the situations surrounding us. It seems that the interactions are not of our making.
I believe that everything that we come into contact with is a learning experience. This is one of the great gifts of our world. I talk about this in Chapter one of my book Spiritual Reality: Transforming the Ordinary into the Extraordinary.
Here is an excerpt form the book which I hope you will enjoy as food for thought.
Blessing the World of Consequences
That there are consequences in this world is a blessing.
- You can see the results of your daily actions and thoughts.
- When you develop on an emotional and spiritual level, you can see the results of your work.
From this point of view, everything is a learning experience. You may not like some lessons as much as others, but they are all consequences that you have the privilege of learning from (or not) at that point in time.
When the situation seems bad for economic or personal reasons, take a minute to think about what good could potentially come out of the situation. The experience will shift for the better. Often when there is a bad situation, it is so because you have been reluctant to move on in some way. It may also be showing you that you do not value yourself enough to have what you need to be comfortable at that point in time, or that you do not have belief systems in place that support you.
There are several sayings that come to mind.
If it is not broken, do not fix it. This philosophy leads to pushing a situation till it is unbearable, and then when it is broken, you fix it. Unfortunately, it is usually a lot more traumatic to fix something that is broken than to prevent it from breaking or removing the need for it to break. There is also no control over when it breaks, which usually is at the worst possible time.
An example of this that I have observed is when people do not like their jobs. They hang in there for economic or social reasons but resent the work, and their lives. They often do not feel valued at their jobs, and so they either try too hard or not hard enough to succeed and garner approval. I have found that in the end, their jobs do not like them! With time, if they did not leave willingly, they were made redundant or fired. The situation broke down when they waited and suffered their jobs, hoping to avoid the things that they feared. The waiting and suffering did not delay the inevitable result of their situation. The universe helped them out by getting the employer to do the firing, thus saving them from a job that they did not like or appreciate.
That’s it for today😊 See if you can think of things in your life that have given you a challenge and hence an opportunity to learn more about yourself.