Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Life Lessons

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself
and now that everything in life has a purpose.”
~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926–2004)

Have you ever wondered if life here on earth is an opportunity for lessons to be learned? In other words, is earth simply a school for learning? Are we here to have many, many experiences that allow us new spiritual understandings as we journey through life?

Surely, there is no denying that life gives us many challenges, many surprises, and lots of opportunity to learn from our misconceptions, our mistakes, or from our emotional reactions to events. It seems that spiritual and mental growth is the main objective of life. Of course, we may not always accept an experience or event as necessary to our growth. But the result, most often, is that we do learn more about ourselves after such life experiences.

We also learn from others as we observe how they move through events in their lives. Even with the most traumatic of occurrences, some are able to move quickly through the trauma and go on.
How do people achieve that? I believe it comes from an inner-strength that we all have. Often we are not aware that we do possess that kind of strength within us and we may not even discover it until we are put to the challenge of having to deal with some kind of devastating event. It is at those times that we must believe in ourselves and trust that we can indeed do what we need to do.

“Sit in reverie and watch the changing colors of the waves
that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)



ellen abbott said...

Oh yes, I believe that. Not only that, I believe we incarnate to learn a specific lesson and if we fail then the next time we will still have to learn it but the circumstances will be more intense.

Ricky said...

When I think of the times I ravaged the heavens with prayer to change the events in my life, my pondering comes up with one striking reality. Had these things not happened, I would not be who I am today. I am grateful for it all, the bad, the good and the ugly. It all has come together like a fine recipe and created a pretty good product. The best part of it is that I'm still in the oven. When I leave this realm, I am hoping that the creator will be proud of what he or she baked. Loved your article.

Lover of Life said...

I read all of Kubler-Ross's books starting way back in the early 1970's. She was a pioneer, that's for sure. I do think we are in Earth School. Our goal is to progress and evolve, I think.

Great post, thank you.

Linda Pendleton said...

Ellen, let's hope we have some say in how intense the lessons will be next time. :-) Thanks for your comments.

Linda Pendleton said...

You're right. We are who we are because of those challenges, those struggles, and those joys. Glad you liked the comments. I like yours, too.

Linda Pendleton said...

Lover of Life,
I believe that is our goal too, to evolve, and hopefully learn unconditional love, something Elisabeth Kubler-Ross talked about often. She was an incredible person and gave this world a lot.

And in regards to the blog comments we did about Farrah, your feeling on that is fine. I understand how you feel.