Never underestimate the power of rejection.
Rejection will initially hit you like a ton of bricks.
Crush your self-esteem and ego.
But only for a moment if you allow it, you can find that rejection can free you from what the universe may have been telling you all along was not the appropriate path for you. Sometimes, our hearts and minds lead us in directions haphazardly. It’s when we hit a stone wall that we become self-aware and can stand in our truth. To be honest with ourselves, we will have heartache over what we envisioned but reality will keep us grounded. Only allowing us to relish such unrealistic thoughts until we have overstepped the excitement of thinking to the actual doing. Sometimes, these fantastic thoughts can propel us in directions we never imagined. So, they definitely have their place in our lives, just not a permanent one. Once we stand back and view it for what it truly is…an educational mind-expanding experience….will we be able to approach the next challenge that eagerly awaits our arrival.
How true is that? I guess since we inhabit the body in which we live it would make sense that we would know where we are! Hence, eliminating the need to “find” oneself. Metaphorically, we could spend our whole lives searching for ourselves but how would we know if we found it? As time passes I realize that you don’t just wake up one day to look in the mirror and see a new person. Creating yourself means that you have to look ahead with goals and intention.
Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life might be? It has been said that to live a joy-filled life we must live a life of gratitude.
With profound gratitude, I live my purpose.
As a registered nurse, I have often sat aside a person during his/her last days and hours of life. A person does not usually reflect the riches attained or the materialistic objects he might leave behind. Most often, a person reflects on the impact he might have made on the people in his life. Consequently, I have experienced the honor of supporting people in their final reflections of life’s purpose. Thoughts about accomplishments and failures are transformed into meaningful pursuits which help define the purpose of life. Soon, it is revealed that all roads do lead us to where we needed to be at that time. Although the day will come, as it does for us all, when we shall reflect upon our own purpose, we should take a moment to acknowledge gratitude for all the roads we have traveled and those that lie ahead.
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”
There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
What would life be like in the absence of humility? Some days the most courageous thing we can do is climb out of bed. Humility is what prevents the quest for authenticity from transforming into an ego-centric mission. It keeps us grounded in reality yet allows us to remove the blinders of self-doubt. As the journey to authenticity becomes fulfilled so does the reality of one’s capabilities. Like the gardener, we change and grow with each new attempt as the conditions around us evolve. It is through these attempts that we often discover beauty beyond our imagination.
A heart that is humble rests confidently in His mercy and love, and has no fear of being little or unnoticed, nor any need for adulation.
Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
By singing: -“Oh, how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade.
~ Rudyard Kipling, “The Glory of the Garden”
“When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson