Lessons from Last Year

2010 is over and 2011 is just beginning. To be completely honest, I am excited for the new year and couldn’t be happier that this last year is over. It was a difficult year for me however just like other difficult times, I did learn alot about myself and about others.  I feel like I have grown emotionally and spiritually.  I have been connected with so many people that I might not have ever met, if I had not been tested to my personal limits.  So here are some of the things that I personally learned this last year: 

No matter how strong of a person I am or you are, we all need to depend on each other and reach out to others.  Now this one is particularly hard for me because I have held on to this delusion that I can handle things on my own.  That I don’t need anyone’s help because all others are going to do is let you down.  Now I am not saying that doesn’t hold true in some instances however if you are lucky enough to have a hand full of angels in your life, sometimes that’s all you need to get by. 

If I am open to life’s lessons, then these difficult times are the times that I grow the most.  Over the years, I have had some difficulties and just like all of us, I have suffered several losses, dealt with stress and a variety of different traumas.  When things in my life are going smoothly, I feel happy however notice that I don’t do as much WORK as when things are bumpy.  I am a very curious and introspective person, and am always seeking answers and knowledge about myself and about the world around me.  When I am down and out, I question myself and my higher powers about what I am to learn from this situation.  How can I come up and out of this destruction all around me?  How do I need to nurture myself and ask for what I need from others in order to be the phoenix rising out of the ashes?  If I can find out what I need during these difficult times and what I need from others, then I can overcome this situation and it might help prepare me for other situations I have yet to face. 

This too will pass.  I have to continue to remind myself that this is not permanent.  And if I am not feeling good, physically and/or emotionally, I am comforted by the fact that this is going to pass.  Just like when we cut our finger, it hurts, however it also heals.  My heart has healed from situations that have happened in my past however that also does not mean that things will not pop up unexpectedly that I will have to readdress.  But again this is temporary, in the large scheme of things; it is only a moment in time.  This is also why when things are going good, we need to rejoice and cherish those moments because unfortunately those times will pass as well. It’s funny because I used to take comfort in consistency and wanted things to stay the same.  I still find that I get like that sometimes, I like knowing what is coming next and what I have to do.  But the more that I realize that change is constant then I can learn how to go with the flow. 

That is something that I look forward to this year is just to let go of so much of the responsibilities that I hold myself to and just have more fun! I want to rejoice and enjoy the life that I have created for myself and I encourage each one of you to do the same.  If you feel like your life is not what you would like it to be, then do what you can to create the life that you want.  You have the power to do it; you just have to trust in yourself and have the courage to begin the process.  It is a new year and anything is possible! Just Believe…

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