I am rich

Traffic

 

Driving home after a long day at work, longing to put my feet up and taking sips of my green tea, I was on the brink of a ‘woe is me’ moment – I was so tired – when it dawned on me that I am rich.

I am rich for I have the love of a good man, the trust of children, the nurture and care of parents, the respect of my peers and colleagues, the support of friends.  I am rich for the love I have to give.  I am rich for I do want for material comforts.

I am rich for my  lived experiences – pain so I might learn to endure and be strong, disappointments so I might learn to trust and hope, suffering so I might learn empathy, loss so I learn to cherish.  So it was that I become who I am today.

When the experience of life becomes overwhelming, as it invariably will some time, I take stock.  Sage advice often told.  But it is not as easy as it seem.  To take stock, we will need to let go of our attachment to expectations, to the tyranny of ‘shoulds’, to stories told of our lives, and to positions we have taken and conclusions we have drawn of our selves.

Instead,we will have to embrace what living is – that unexpected things happen, that adversities have lessons to teach (and only for those open to learning), and that things will appear better.  After all, as Anais Nin said,

We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Life will not stop surprising us.  So perhaps all we can do is to accept it as a learning and growth opportunity. 

And thus I am rich!  

 

Advertisements

What are your thoughts on this?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Ascerblog

Every Heart Has A Story.

soft poems

poems, literature and book reviews

Empowered

Everyday

The Final Curtain1

MUSINGS: Authors - Books - The World

UptightPrettyGirl

Lifestyle and Fun

THE OBSESSIVE WRITER

Because life is too overrated to ignore

A Voice from Iran

Storytelling

Smoke words every day.

Tumse na ho payega

Maggie Getting Older

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." C.S, Lewis

katgallow

Property Law | Legal Education | Women & Law | Contemporary Legal Issues

umaima12blog

Girls On Top 🔥

tohercore

Blogger By Choice.

Priestess of the Woods

Honoring her beauty, finding the magic.

ELENA KOSHY

Writer, artist, tree hugger, closet singer, friend

%d bloggers like this: