If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. ~John Irving
For years and years, I looked outside myself for love, for peace, for happiness and fulfillment. The more I looked, the further away from them I got. I was confused, irritated and at times I felt lost.
It seemed like my life made no sense whatsoever and so many of the things I was taught as a child about life were failing me.
For more than 20 years, I lived my life “their way,” according to their rules, their beliefs and their limitations. By “them,” I mean family, teachers, society, government, mass media, etc. That didn’t take me very far.
The moment I started to question the many limiting beliefs that were handed down to me while growing up and the moment I began to let go of the many “life rules”that were holding me back in life, that’s when things began to get interesting for me.
The Most Important Lesson I’ve Learned from Life
After experimenting with all kind of new beliefs, rules and “truths” about life, I came to the conclusion that all the things I was after were already within me – peace, love, happiness, fulfillment… They were all within me, waiting for me to wake up, to start looking within and to stop looking for them outside myself.
Now, whenever I listen to my gut feeling, my heart, and intuition, I feel safe and I know I will get the best results. And I do. On the other hand, if I dare to ignore my inner GPS, I get into trouble…
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up if thou wilt ever dig. ~Marcus Aurelius
And even though I have times when I ignore my gut feeling and get into trouble, it’s always comforting to know that I KNOW how to get back on track… The answers are within me 🙂
It’s okay to ask for guidance and it’s okay to ask for help, but only you will know what’s best and right for you. Only by looking within and only by listening to your heart and intuition will you find the answer to your questions.
And yes, it’s that easy. Might take some time and training at first, but once you’re there, your whole life will forever change. In a very good way 🙂
There is nothing more powerful and more beautiful than discovering your divinity, than living life your way and I have to say that this was one of the most important lessons I’ve learned from life.
There are many treasures hidden within each and every one of us. Today I will share with you a beautiful story that will illustrate just that.
According to an old Hindu legend…
There was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found. Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide.
“Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the gods.
But Brahma answered, “No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it.
Then the gods said, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.”
But Brahma said, “No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it.
Then the gods said, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.”
But once again Brahma replied, “No, that will not do either because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity.”
Then the gods gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach.
Brahma thought for a long time and then said, “Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there.”
All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done.
And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring–searching for something already within themselves. ~ Author unknown
What a beautiful and inspiring story, right? 🙂
I would love to know what is the most important lesson you have learned from life. Join the conversation in the comment section below.