There are days and weeks in particular where things change very quickly and particular events compel us to grow and reflect in an almost urgent way. It’s almost as if our guardian angels are giving us a forceful nod to close the loops we’ve been delaying for a while now. As if often the case, when those events happen, we react impulsively – sometimes failing to see the benefits behind them; although deep inside we invariably understand that this is a push in a better direction.
The great Rumi says “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”
How true this is indeed! Life and the Universe are actually always conspiring to put us in the best direction. Every day when we wake up alive after having died the night before, we have new opportunities to do so many things; touch other people’s lives in meaningful ways, reflect on our journeys, create something new, learn a new skill, share our knowledge with others, and practice silence.
Seemingly unplanned events or challenges are actually priceless chances for us to become better versions of ourselves. Our initial reactions are most of the time driven by our psyche, but if we take the time to step out of ourselves and listen to our True Voice, we realize that our souls recognize those chances. Chances to purify ourselves. Chances to be happy for others, chances to be kind to ourselves. And chances to take one more step towards who we ultimately want to be.
It all starts with gentleness of thoughts. In order to grab those daily chances to make an impact, we should practice gentleness and at the same time firmness of heart. Good luck with your day today.
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