I have found that, for me, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING is the best kind of learning.
Inconsistency teaches us the need for consistency. Stress teaches us the luxury of relaxation, stillness , and peace. Difficulties teach us how to appreciate a life of ease. Suffering through poverty allows us to enjoy riches more fully. Chaos teaches us the importance of organized, intentional calmness. Experiencing contrasts teaches us what we do and don’t want MORE of, then it is up to US to figure out how to most effectively create it.
Difficult experiences because of complexity allows us to enjoy simplicity. Struggle because of weakness allows us to desire, earn, and enjoy strength. A lack of education leads us to appreciate, more fully, a life with an education. A poor wage allows us to learn the value of earning and receiving a better wage. Experiencing sadness helps us to value the happy moments, either of which we can re-live at any time we choose simply by thinking about it.
Without the bad, the good would be mundane. We would not value and appreciate the good nearly as much. Familiarity breeds contempt.
ALL of our experiences are for our benefit. ALL of our experiences are a blessing, meant to teach us, help us, and empower us to learn, change, grow, experience life more fully, and progress. All of our experiences are in place in this life to help us continuously UPGRADE. Everything is unfolding for us as it is supposed to, for our benefit. It is entirely up to us as to how quickly that progression takes place.
THE UNIVERSE WAS DESIGNED FROM THE BEGINNING TO CONSPIRE ON OUR BEHALF. EVERYTHING HAPPENING TO US IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING FOR US.
I often wonder why, when I wake up at the same hour, do the same things, enjoy a healthy, nutritional, similar diet, keep the same exercise schedule, and enjoy the same bed time each night, why I don’t feel the same, exact way every day. I try to strive for the comfort and benefits of consistency in my emotions, each day. Then I realize that I don’t want to feel the same way every day. I do want to enjoy the benefits of consistently working hard at becoming a better version of myself each day through these practices, but I don’t want to feel the same exact way each day. Noticeable improvements have been enjoyed because of these consistent practices, but chemically, hormonally, and physically, I thought I would feel exactly the same way, every day. I don’t, and I thought I was supposed to, but when I shed that belief and began simply accepting myself and how I feel in each moment, life became much more enjoyable.
It’s okay to have feelings and be moody…these things signify a possible awakening, or a further awakening, as described in this YouTube video, called, THE 6 LIFE-CHANGING STAGES OF SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.
Chemically, hormonally, and physically, we weren’t designed to feel the same, exact way, each and every day. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t benefit us as much as all of the different, altered states do.
Life is full of ups and downs. It is helpful to learn to accept them instead of trying to control them. We can learn to be grateful for the ups and downs instead of despising them. We can do our best to enjoy the experience of them each day instead of being frustrated by them. I think it is important to learn to make the most of each moment and each interaction, instead of letting the many distractions of life take control of our minds, or trying to control it all.
Being grateful for each moment, and remaining fully present, I think, is the most efficient way to enjoy this life more fully.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie.
Today I will accept the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the goods and the bads. I will remember that all things in this life are for my benefit, learning, and progress. I will remember to always be grateful for my life experiences. ALL of them. I will use what I learn from my experiences to UPGRADE.
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