“Am I going in the right direction?”
Most people deal with this question by seeking the opinion of their friends and family. I used to be that person, always depending on others expertise to find solutions to my problems.
Some people overwhelm you with their detailed comments on your situation and their interpretation of your life is always influenced by the type of conditioning they have experienced in this lifetime.
Although you can get inspired by others input, such discussions can never give you the answer that is best suited for you.
Few others tell you to “follow your heart” which probably ends up intensifying your decision fatigue. Many people don’t know what following your heart means.
Following my heart? I had no idea that my “heart” had its own intelligence. What if my heart wasn’t my best friend? How do I know if my heart wants to sabotage my growth? Is my heart got totally screwed up by the years of emotional baggage I carried inside it?
Can my heart think straight? Or does my heart need new clothes, a haircut and antidepressants to sit straight? How can I trust my “heart“? These are some of the questions that used to pop up in my head.
I seemed to be doing everything “right” and according to somebody else’s agenda but I could sense something more powerful than self-doubt growing in me steadily.
Now, I wish I had someone back then tell me then that the answer has always been “Yes”. Yes, I was and am going in the right direction.
How is that? And, how will I know that “Yes” is the right answer?
Everything we do and every step we take in life has a higher purpose. A plan is in action which could very easily be considered divine because it is originating from a space that’s beyond intellect.
Intellect is composed entirely of everything you have learnt from books, other people and your own experiences. So, it is rich in information.
However, the limitation of intellect is that it is finite. Anything that you cannot foresee is beyond intellect, it is an inexplicable learning opportunity.
So, all those horrible things that happened in the past, is it fair?
It might seem unrealistic and even completely wrong to view unjust or cruel incidences as if they have a higher purpose.
No one deserves pain and suffering. But my point is that those horrible things that you had to endure made you who you are today.
Acceptance is not about debating the purpose of every painful situation, although we all do it subconsciously. The Universe works in ways that supports our highest good and you don’t have to take my word for it.
Look back at your life and you might be surprised to find out that your suffering has been an invaluable source of life lessons. These lessons can’t be taught in a classroom.
So, ultimately your life plan led you to enrich your intellect, thereby providing you with the necessary tools to either re-use later or pass them on to your loved ones and the rest of the world.
You might ask me, “Why go through so much pain to learn these lessons?” and to this, I say, it is because we chose this by design.
Human life is all about the experience and the lessons we learn through it. If we subtract all the superficial goals, the journey of life is a pointless, exciting and profound adventure that’s totally worth the effort.
You might still ask me, ” oh, but why the heck?” and to that, I say, just because we can! So, sit back, follow your inner guidance and enjoy the ride.
It may not make sense now and may not even make sense when you are older. However, that part of you that’s divine, your being, just knows that in the end, it is all going to be okay.