Appreciation is different to gratitude. It’s warmer, deeper. And it’s more than just a feeling – it’s real goodwill at work. Gratitude is necessary for your spirit, your soul. You need to resonate with gratitude for your life because you have given it to yourself. Respect that. Keep in mind that no matter how untidy your life has been – and we have all had untidy patches – you have made your way to where you are successfully. Perhaps not unscathed, or intact, but successfully. Some of us take the long road, some of us take short-cuts. Whichever way you choose to live your life remember that you did not undertake its challenges lightly.
When faced with the choice of returning to meet your karma sooner or rather later – for we must all return at some point – you must know what you will decide to do. That is one question that will be asked of you when you end your days. Are you the fool – leaping immediately off every precipice into the unknown, or are you the more cautious sort, creeping along in life at a slow, steady never? Decide. Hare or the tortoise? Some of us are adrenalin junkies when it comes to living, we need to take it at pace and move, fluid, with it. Others will revisit their roles and stay fixed in situ. Which is better? Those that stay in their comfort zone will not reach their full potential. It is that simple. Respect yourself for putting yourself through what you have. There is a reason for it.
Life is your teacher. Your guru. Love is your guide. Your compass. Trust that. Know that you have a list of experiences written into your script that you must have, and will have. How you choose to execute these experiences is up to you. You can immerse yourself in the drama of each one, or you can detach yourself from the tangle. Both methods work. You will face the same obstacles time and again – they will just dress differently to keep you on your toes – until you review yourself differently. That is in your power. Practice it. You will do the same things, but with practice you will look at them from a different perspective each time. That way, you will find solution. Finding solution – creative solution – is a part of your life’s purpose.