Then asks me for a moment or an incident that I treasure, not necessarily because it brought me happiness because it taught me something about myself.
I do not know learning about myself, I don’t know about being taught, when someone says “taught” the onus, no, power is handed to someone outside us. That somehow offends my sense of self. I prefer the word learn.
When we have a quest to learn, we find a teacher to guide, but the quest is ours.
Who better to learn from than life, like Eleanor Roosevelt declared, the purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and then without fear for newer and richer experiences.
There are storms that one withers and once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Like Judith McNaught says in remember when, “there will be few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something that defies logic, upsets your plans and may be seem crazy to others. When that happens you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore every thin else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications and just go for it.”
After all the only we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we grow is if we change. The only that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed and the only we become exposed is we throw ourselves out in the open. Do it. Throw yourself it is okay to allow ourselves be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of the people to love us people who don’t even matter, while all the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this, and for us to let ourselves be loved.
One important lesson that I learnt and remember particularly when I have a bad a day, a bad month or a crappy year, this will change. This is not forever, and anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are th ones my soul needs the most. To experience joy better one needs experience heartache. Unless there is an experience of failure the experience of victory is incomplete. The Halo sits well, when you know how it is to feel really evil,
Of course the logic will be, you can’t be birthed again until you’ve died.