“Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d get to.” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols
Life is so full of what may seem like uncommon sense that actually makes perfect sense…
“Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you places you never thought you’d get to.”
So much of life can feel like a painful trial by fire, and yet it’s all about perception since a lot of it is only painful if that is how we make it. Ultimately it comes down to how we actively decide to perceive our circumstances. Is it a test or is it a wake-up call to our level of awareness?
This particular statement struck me hardcore. As I’ve mentioned, the last year was a rather difficult one, especially the last half of the year. However, it was all necessary to help me break through and regain a level of self-awareness that had been dulled. Because I had to go through some things I never thought I’d go through, I was able to get to some places I never thought I’d get to.
Honestly, I’m still going through the thick of some of it and yet by gaining this perspective, I see it less as this huge trial and test and more as a way to gain back something precious in my being. There is no pass or fail, it’s all more try and try again. I know I’ll get there and I know I’ll be so much better off for it. And yes, it is soooo much easier to say than it is to be actively living, but the more I adapt my way of thinking and processing, the easier it actually and actively becomes. Thoughts are crazy powerful like that.
Even writing this has my brain whirling about and my perspectives shifting about as I think over the past 6 months or so. By choosing to see things with a more positive light, I can really see how things are happening to get me somewhere better. How this wasn’t life or my own self out to get me, instead it was simply trying to get me to wake up a part of myself that had yet to be fully awakened. It wasn’t pretty but it was needed and it’s getting prettier by the day now.
Life is a bit of a trickster like that though. By having you go through things you never thought you’d go through, it takes you places you never thought you’d get to. Maybe you have to face this difficult situation because what lays on the other side is so much better. Sometimes you have to question your faith to see it’s ultimate strength. Maybe you have to lose this job to get a more amazing one in a field that surprises you. Maybe you have to leave what you know to move someplace you never thought you’d live. Perhaps you have to lose this friend in your life because it’ll open you up to meeting someone you’d never meet otherwise. Maybe you needed to face this demon so that you could embrace your own power. Life always balances it’s self out and the more open you are to the journey, the more amazing the outcome.
Whatever you may be going through, just remember, you are going through it so that you can get somewhere you never thought you’d get to and that, ultimately, is going to be what you make of it. And just know that you can (and will) make it awesome!
Namaste ~ Ella
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