The other day I came across this quote by Charlotte Joko Beck, which really made me think.
“Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru.”
“The teacher we need at every moment” – I don’t think I’ve ever thought about the journey of life in that way before, but looking back it makes total sense.
I’ve learned invaluable lessons through the challenges life’s handed me over the years.
And while they certainly were stressful and difficult to navigate at the time, I emerged with a greater sense of who I am, what I want and where I need to be in life.
And you know what? I’m not done learning – none of us are.
I suppose we all reach an age when our ego tells us there’s nothing left to learn in life. But “the teacher” is always there – imparting wisdom on a situation whether we want to accept it or not.
American Novelist and Poet Don Williams, Jr. once remarked that “The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”
My journey has led me down many different pathways, but the classroom of life continues to educate me – and all of u. That is if we’re still willing to listen.