Why do we expect a life without difficulty or challenge? Many people I have met and discussed the subject of life with have this dream to live a life in perpetual harmony. I used to think like that too, but I realized that there would not be any point to our lives if there were not challenges and problems to solve. How could we develop if we lived in a perpetual state of harmony? I have been through a lot in life, many things have happened to me and I have always had to choose: Do I allow myself to become a victim or do I want to try to find a solution so that I can have some understanding as to why I find myself in a situation that I do not find that pleasing.
I normally say this to my students: “I can offer you tools that will assist you in your life’s journey, but from my opinion the real learning takes place in the classroom of everyday life.” Yes, we can become stuck and feel as if we cannot move forward, but I believe there is always a way forward. It might take time to realize it or find it and unfortunately, very often we want an immediate answer. I have asked many questions to myself and the God that I understand. Some have been answered, but never in the way I have expected it. Life is full of questions, but how do the answers come?
All the important answers have come because of self-realization, one little comment that have been offered in conversation or in passing, sometimes from a complete stranger. I believe that all the answers are within us, just waiting to be found. Very often the answers are given to us, but we are blind, stuck in a mind trap, so we miss the answer. It seems that we do not have time to allow the process to give us an answer, everything has to be immediate. Since beginning my pathway as a medium the pace of life has accelerated to an unacceptable speed, in some respects. But when I give myself time to relax and just be with myself the babble within my mind become silent. That is a beautiful place to be and in there many answers can be given – if I am patient.
Nowadays, in our haste through life, we are so absorbed with meeting our targets and demands of everyday life that we have forgotten the gift of silence. That silent place within me can offer so much. In that silent place I am free from demands and expectations. There I have the time to really listen, feel and see the possibilities. I do not always receive immediate answers, but it is a place that can soothe my soul and help me motivate myself to take another step.
The silence of that sacred place gives all the nourishment we need, so next time you are stressed or in a hurry just pull off the road and park your car, symbolically speaking. Allow that place of silence to embrace you and offer you the nourishment you need. Who knows, in that magic moment one of your questions might be answered – if you are patient.