“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience,
including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
I’ll toast to that.
Last summer, I went backpacking through Europe with my good friend, brother, kindred spirit. Our financial situation was not the same so eventually we had to split, which forced me to embark on a solo journey. (We split up in Split, Croatia) It was amazing and the best thing that could have happened to me. Although my parents were worried, I was not in danger once! However, I misplaced my passport twice, but both times it was necessary and it had to happen. So I’m glad it did! This was when I learned and understood that the universe is on our side, with us, in us. There’s no reason to be scared. I fully trust the universe to guide me through my journey. I guess this is the equivalent to fully trusting god, or even yourself. It’s however you want to look at it. The choice is up to you. Isn’t that religious freedom? Full circle.
I’m so grateful for this experience because I ended up planning at the very last minute, the key to spontaneity. And I ended up in places like the picture above. It was amazing I felt like I was in a movie or a dream.
*When you have no expectations, everything is phenomenal and the most beautiful synchronicities will happen to you.
Everything will flow.
It’s so easy to forget the simplicity of it all. It is so simple, yet we make it difficult to listen, to see the clues, the ideas, to make the connections. I mean, its all laid out before us. It’s all right here… but when is the right time to intervene? When is my actual cue? How do I know when I’ve waited too long?
Becoming aware of it all makes for an interesting, beautiful experience, despite the ever nagging frustration that I can’t seem to shake.
Ignorance is bliss. Ha! It really is, but that’s not where I am anymore. I’ve moved out of that experience and into this fresh one, which is brimming with introspection and some ridiculous analysis of my experience.
Despite my frustration, this truly is the human experience.
This is it!
A few years ago, when this whole realization was taking form, I consistently reminded myself of something very important:
Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react.
A nice grounding practice I like to do includes what I’ve just done: I’ve reminded myself of something productive that I used to do, something that benefited my well-being. This quote sparked some major introspection and self-analysis when I first began repeating it to myself, which lead to awareness and compassion for others, and an entirely new perspective and experiences.
Everything is on time.