The road to personal growth, self-awareness and enlightenment is not always smooth. Here is a triptik about some of the things I have learned on my journey in the past few months.
I’ll be humming along on my journey through life and see the “construction zone ahead” signs and take a detour. I find it appeals to my need for change and test my flexibility. I have always considered my flexibility an asset. No real lesson, just a pop quiz that keeps presenting itself from time to time.
I believe that if you do the right thing, you will be rewarded in some life, if not this one. Pay it forward! So I often choose to do what I consider the right thing. Let the tough lessons begin.
Sometimes I am doing the right thing on the outside but the voices in my head create roadblocks that must be dealt with. What looks like a selfless act is often negated by my inner attitude. Aha, a lesson! I will continue to ‘do the right thing’ while working on my inner voice.
“It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it’.”
Speed bumps are there to slow us down. I suspect my speed bumps are there to slow me down and teach me patience. I would go days on end and never take the car out of the garage. Now I find myself out on the roads in high traffic times for anywhere from two to four hours a day. It goes something like this: drop a child off at school, pick her up from school, take her to swim practice and then pick her up. In between I will run errands, go to a part-time job a couple times a week and to my volunteer gig once a week. All of this takes patience on the road. Along with patience I am learning some less travelled routes that avoid the busiest roads and intersections. With a minor child as a passenger in the car I am also working on my outer voice by not yelling bad things at other drivers.
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” Douglas Adams
And so the journey continues.