Six weeks, six months, 3 years.
How we measure our life matters. Where life’s touchpoints are, matter. For the lessons we learn.
Six weeks ago I was alerted to a potential serious health problem. It was ultimately just a scare. I am reminded yet again of the need to take care of myself, in more ways than one, more so than before. I got in touch with the inner strength and vulnerability essential to face it.
Six months ago I listened to my heart and soul, and made a decision to honor their calling. Reinforcing my belief and trust to fulfill it, I took the first of many steps towards it.
I learned long ago that to retreat is not the same as quitting, to retreat is sometimes self-care and a spiritual self-preservation. So I let go as a mindful choice. This is not the first time I have let go, and if my past is any indication, the previous letting-gos were met with emerging new paths and beginnings.
I enrolled in a course which I had put off for some time. My gut said, do it! And I resisted up to the day the course began.
And here is the synchronicity. The letting go and new course saw me through the health scare. At a time when I ought to be filled with fear and worry, I encountered an extraordinary calm. Of course I was anxious nevertheless I felt sufficiently in control, at ease with whatever outcome.
I met incredible people who has their own story. We live our lives the same – longing for connection and belonging, security and safety, acceptance, yet also different – with our own stories of trial and tribulations, moments of fulfillment, joy and happiness.
We got together with a desire to be better human beings and to live our purpose in the best way we know how.
Over the past six months, it became even clearer what I don’t want and more assured of what I desire, the obstacles in my way, and the price for removing obstacles towards an untethered life.
Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference. ~ William James
Three years ago I fell into a venture which taught me so much – from knowledge and skills to what I love to what I don’t. Through the years, I observed myself navigating my comfort zones and where my risk/danger buttons were pushed. Being steadfast is not necessarily a virtue. Letting go is not something to be resisted or feared; it is a potential for growth.
And if my reference point stretches further back, I might have learned how to live a fulfilling life, how one could be quite ingenious in distracting oneself and saying yes when the ego demands it.
So to a more “enlightened” self in 2023…until the next lesson 😀. And perhaps the lessons that I keep learning are keeping me young?
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~ Helen Keller
What are the touchpoints in your life?
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