Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lesson Learned

I sometimes feel as if the Universe throws experiences my way to teach me things. Yesterday I had an epiphany: The Universe seems to be giving me experiences that will teach me I can do things I think I can’t.

The additional and far more important epiphany, however, was this: Wouldn’t it be easier to just learn the #($(^%^&* lesson than to have the Universe keep trying to teach it to me?

Think about it. What if we can do lots of things we think we can’t? Wouldn’t it be easier and take less energy to simply do them than to spend endless amounts of time and energy a) worrying and b) trying to avoid doing those things and c) the Universe could then stop having to prove it to us?

Okay, that last one is a bit facetious. Seriously, though, I don’t know about you but I know intellectually that I’m a reasonably competent person. People tell me all the time I’m far more than just competent—some even use the word amazing. I get that on an intellectual level. On a gut level, though, I seem to keep believing I’m not.

That’s why yesterday’s epiphany was so powerful. I “got” it on a gut level. I could imagine myself doing things that moments before would have scared me. (And sometimes it feels as if I spent most of my life afraid of way too many things!)

Anyway, I toss it out there for all of you. What if YOU can do the things you think you can’t? What if YOU really are—or could be!—far more capable and competent and strong and resilient than you have let yourself believe—in EVERY area of your life? And what if the Universe didn’t have to keep proving it to you?

Sending blessings and safe and gentle (((((((hugs)))))))),
April_optimist

4 comments:

keepers said...

if you had ever told us say a year or so ago we would be riting a daily blog and talking with people half way around the world on the phone we would have said no way!!! but guess what? WAY! it is amazing what we can do once we begin to believe in ourselves.

your friend

keepers

April_optimist said...

Keepers,

Isn't it wonderful! I am so proud of you and what you have been able to accomplish! (((Hugs)))

Marj aka Thriver said...

I guess I wish I could feel more this way consistently. Back when I was in shape, I used to do "centuries." That's where you ride your bike 100 miles in a day. Didn't think I could do it but I did. We are powerful, strong, resilient...divine! thanks for reminding me. ;)

April_optimist said...

Marj,

A hundred miles??? I'm in awe! You ARE a remarkable, resilient, strong person and I'm grateful to "know" you.