“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need?
Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”
“Do you ever feel like blowing your life up?”
Someone said this to me recently and it made me laugh because it’s a sentiment many of us can relate to at some point in our lives. Sometimes, amidst challenges, we find ourselves daydreaming about escaping from our current situation. It’s natural to imagine a life free from pain or discomfort, and we’ve all played with alternate realities in our imagination, haven’t we? 🙂
When reality doesn’t unfold as we had hoped, our minds tend to express their dissatisfaction. The inner narrator chimes in, saying things like, “This isn’t what I imagined it would be like!” or “Why can’t my life be like theirs?”
However, there are a couple of major pitfalls with this mindset:
- It robs us of the ability to appreciate the good in our lives. By constantly looking elsewhere, we overlook the present moment and the gifts it offers. This pattern can dampen our mood, our natural optimism, and our sense of aliveness.
- We may miss the valuable lessons life is presenting us. Every experience, even the challenging ones, has something to teach us and contributes to our growth.
This is where the quote at the beginning of this email resonates with me.
A client recently shared their perspective, saying, “I’m starting to look at my life’s challenges differently. I realise that the difficult situations I faced years ago were actually preparing me for where I am today, both personally and professionally. If it hadn’t been for those experiences and my willingness to confront them, I wouldn’t have grown into the person I am now, and my business wouldn’t have thrived.”
It’s an intriguing viewpoint that raises an important question: What if you are exactly where you’re meant to be? What if life is presenting you with your current situation as an opportunity for growth and preparation for what lies ahead?
Instead of resorting to blowing up your life, perhaps we should consider directing the explosive energy towards the inner narrator within us.
You know the one – it resists, complains, and yearns for a different reality.
By challenging our thoughts and shifting our perspective, we can find a deeper appreciation for our present circumstances and tap into the wisdom and strength they offer.
So a challenge for this week, if you’re up for it, is to start your day with this assumption: I am exactly where I’m meant to be. So I’m going to make the most of it.
And then see what happens.
New Podcast Episode: In this week’s podcast, I explore an important function of peak performance and share the two key types of thinking modes. 129: The Key Enabler To Peak Performance. Listen on my website here or on all major podcasting platforms.