When Life Takes You On A Different Journey
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E. M. Forster
Many of you began your journey in life thinking your goals were one thing, and now that you are older realize those things are no longer important to you? Have you given up on past goals, or is it that you have enriched your life in such a way, that you have found your soul’s desire in things you had never imagined before?
Life simply unfolds for all of us. What is important one day, may be replaced with something much more meaningful the next. Why? We often ask ourselves how we came to be exactly where we are in this life. And the answer is that life opens doors for us all the time. We choose what doors to go through, only to come to even more open doors. There is no such thing as a bad decision, it is merely a different decision as there will always be better choices to make as you continually walk through different doors.
Look at your life right now. Are you where you had always imagined? With illness sometimes this is not possible. Are you where you want to be? Chances are that you are where you are supposed to be. And what unfolds for you from here on in, can be a paradise or a wooden box, depending upon how you look at it. What treasures do you possess? What fine qualities have you achieved through your adversity and your hardships? How have they made you stronger? Wiser? More flexible? Compassionate? These are life’s gifts. These are things you can treasure, build on and contribute to the world with.
Do you remember who you were before you became ill? Looking back from where you are now, did life seem more one dimensional to you? Surely you were able to do more things physically, but spiritually and emotionally, were you as intuitive? Caring? Loving? Were you as in tune with others and their needs? Were you as in harmony with your soul’s desire?
I look back on my life before my illness and my goals were one dimensional. I wanted to do what was expected of me, and somehow I fooled myself into believing that this was my soul’s desire. But it was not. My soul was hidden behind other people’s expectations of me, and it was lost. I was merely a shell functioning in a world that was empty to me, void of true meaning.
Take a look at your life today. Is it as empty having illness as you thought? Does life take on a newer, sweeter and deeper meaning now? Is your soul’s desire within reach? If so, find a way within your limitations to grab on to it….walk through those open doors that your future choices provide for you. You can make your life more meaningful with your chronic illness, for both you…and for the people around you. You can still make a difference by seeing the new life that is waiting for you.
Simply open your eyes to the new meaning of living. Walk through those open doors and find your new purpose in life. With wisdom, flexibility, your newfound compassion and the renewed strength fighting your illness has given you, grab on to it. This my dear friends, is the new life that is waiting for you.
I wish you a springtime rainbow today, with all the beauty and colors you have been missing in your life.
I assure you, better days are ahead of you. Let us walk down this healing road together.
Always with peace and love,
(c) 2005 – Frannie Rose