Wisdom Day 54
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“In many ways, not knowing what the future has in store brings out in us the qualities we need to grow. For example, it would have been difficult to commit yourself to certain people or projects if you knew they wouldn’t ultimately work out. Yet, it was through your commitment to see them through that you experienced the lessons you needed to grow. Looking back on your life, you would likely be hard pressed to say that anything in your past should not have happened. In fact, your most challenging experiences with their inevitable lessons may have ultimately brought you the greatest rewards. Not knowing the future keeps us just where we need to be—fully committed and in the present moment.”
~ Madisyn Taylor ~
Someone comes into your life and you want to know with certainty they are “the one” and how it will all work out, for example. Or you want clarity on why tragedy strikes, or why you suffered disappointment or loss in some way, or why all that seemed so certain completely unravels leaving you confounded, confused and — worse still — vulnerable.
We crave a sense of control — even if it’s false — to feel like we are on sure footing with a clear plan and path from point A to point B. But our plans, grounded in our human-ness, never include all the information. They can’t. Yes, we have free will but we are a creation, created based on a “higher”, divinely inspired plan. So the point of it all, perhaps, is to constantly (re)align our will with the Divine. We do so in the present moment, the “NOW”. Continue reading