We often get caught up in daily living and forget our mission here on earth. We all have incidents in our past that can control our future and how we deal with present day events.
When as a child we get burned by touching a hot stove, we learn to never touch a hot stove again, this becomes a self preservation action. In most instances, this is a good thing, however when carried to the extreme, it can have life limiting consequences.
Many people after having been burned would never go near a stove again. The lesson to be learned is to be careful, not avoid the situation entirely. To do so would be counterproductive and not in our best interest. Life doesn’t come with a manual, we learn as we go, taking our personal experiences along with that of others and fashioning a better life for not only ourselves but others as well.
To live a better life, we need to each learn from the past, to appreciate the past, but to live now. It isn’t so much a lifestyle, as a living style. We all have a past with certain events that took place we would sooner forget about.
The key is not to forget about them, but learn from them. Not necessarily to dwell on them, but to understand why a certain situation came aboutin our life and what we can learn from it. We attract life situations to us to assist us in our daily evolution from what we were to what we can become.
Whatever we encounter, we have attracted to us, we can blame no one. It is our opportunity to grow spiritually. Many say that life is unfair, however, as unlikely as that may seem, judging as to the many obstacles some people face, it is true.
The fact is, the individuals who face the most challenges in life are the most blessed, they are being given many more opportunities to improve their life and move past the karma they bring from previous existences.
It may not seem like it at the time, but these people, if the lessons are learned correctly will have the opportunity to become more enlightened than they would have ever thought possible. In the process, they would never change the challenges they faced in life with anyone.
Whatever challenges we face in life, we have created them ourselves, and dealing with them in a positive way can only be a benefit to ourselves and the people around us.
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His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.
He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.
He has published several books about his adventures.
For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.
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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.