We each have a list of rules in our head and think that there is a perfect plan to meet in our lives. This is taught and we go along with this and try to make it so. No matter what we do life unfolds and offers new opportunities everyday.
So much of our judgment and pain is in expecting ourselves, others and life to be perfect according to ….? What is perfect, really? Learn to discover truth, and accept and work with what is instead of an ideal of what should be. Getting mad at yourself and others or circumstances does not solve problems or make things better, does it? Bad things do happen to good people and life is full of unplanned surprises and challenges. Everything has a reason and a season best understood from a soul perspective.
We each do the best we can when we realize the co-creative power we have over our behavior and life. Your acceptance of what is, and choice to move ahead to a better place, offers you the opportunity to do so and the path opens as you walk. Life is just life, full of new experiences and opportunities to learn, grow, hurt and heal. People expect leaders, partners and others to be perfect and put them on a pedestal to be revered. It’s very easy to fall off that pedestal, because it is not real.
Each person has their unique story and challenges and I honor them when they face them. In my earlier years studying with master teachers and healers I saw how some of them minimized their challenges so as not to be judged so that people would continue have confidence and work with them. It is our humanity that leads us to our divinity.
No matter how knowledgeable or advanced ones path, there are challenges that fuel and focus our journey for all of us. Even Superman had his Kryptonite and relationship issues. Celebrities, Parents, Children, Friends, Teachers, Healers and other Professionals each have profound abilities, but they do not live in the perfect Land of Oz, which was false anyway. Why do we make others out to be our hero or heroine and expect them to do things “right”? Do we give all of our power and expectation to them so that we do not have to look to ourselves to be responsible and perfect? Get the mirror out when you judge another and see where it is so hard to look at your self.
It is through our challenges that we learn and live our life purpose. Perfect is never true, even in movies. I just read Buddhist monk, Jack Kornfield’s book, “After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.” It is a book of true tales of the spiritual journey of practitioners, masters and teachers from around the world. Living the adventure of life, getting through ego lessons, being in bliss and coming back to day to day life is the continuous journey available to all of us. This is a constant wheel of life and there is no end. If you have learned all of your lessons in this body, you are dead. Since you are still reading this, you are not done.
A teacher helps inspire students that they can overcome illusions and obstacles through their own experience of doing the same. If I had no challenges or problems that I overcame, I would not have any interest in developing deeper tools and practices and inspiring and teaching the healing of these to others. I would be on an island getting tan, sailing and resting.
Wisdom is a path of the heart and head together living and walking the walk through the minefields of life, and surviving and thriving despite the odds or challenges. No one has a free ride. Each one of us has our program of experiences that are not right or wrong, they just are what they are. Growth comes by being real and working through things to manifest our purpose and life.
Your best-laid plans will lead you to interesting and amazing places in ways you never dreamed of. Make peace by letting go of expectations and allow the best to be. Deal with whatever may show itself to be a learning experience on the way, and watch it enrich your life.
Most of all – have fun!
Enjoy the Journey,
Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!