I think sometimes my brain has a thought process all of it own. I was pouring myself some coffee (shocking I know) and somehow found myself thinking about what advice I would give my younger self had I the opportunity. I think it may all stem from the focus I’ve been putting on the Coffee with Soul series, new blog and such. It’s all about figuring out life and sharing the lessons with each other. There may be a connection there.
Well let’s see..some of the thoughts that came about were kind of funny (don’t buy that outfit because someone will take a picture of you wearing it and you’ll be the butt of jokes til the end of time lol).
Some were a bit more serious like that guy isn’t any good for you; he’ll just break your heart or don’t trust that person they will steal your stuff. Then again, after thinking it over I recanted that. Those experiences while unpleasant, gave me wisdom and built up my resilience. I also wouldn’t have met one of my good friends otherwise…so yeah..the heart ache stays.
The more I got to thinking about it I realized how many blessings in the form of upset, pain and loss were given to me. Some were unanswered prayers that you can later look back on and to realize how what you wanted so badly wasn’t what was good for you. Some led me to better understanding, patience and the ability to fulfill the calling and the journey I am on right now.
And to be perfectly honest…I know me. I probably would not have learned those lessons all that well without the impact that the actual experience had, so what would I share with my younger self?
So I kept thinking about it..and kept thinking about it. Seriously I was driving myself nutty (I know..short trip right? lol)
If I had opportunity to give some advice to my younger self what would I say? I of course, made it even tougher because I limited this to one thing.
Suddenly, I realized what was the biggest lesson, the most important and hardest won lesson I had to impart. The one that shifted my entire belief system (and still on occasion tries to speak up from my subconcious..sigh..it’s a long process in some cases).
And it was this.
Don’t bother looking to others around where you should be in life.
We each have our own journey and must start where we are and with what we have right now, today with a grateful heart.
So, at the risk of making you down two cups of coffee, and taking a long walk in order to figure it out, I ask you for your best and only bit of truth you’d impart to your younger self.