The School of Life

If only life came with a manual to help guide us through its ups and downs right? To know what decisions to make when we arrive at a crossroads, to have truly fulfilled relationships with friends, family, lovers and everyone that crosses our paths on this physical journey that we are on. Wouldn’t that be great?

Over the years I have witnessed well-meaning parents (myself included) often try to pressure their children to excel in school so much so that young people today have very high levels of stress that we never thought about when we were growing up. Unfortunately, the education system does not teach us how to have relationships or how to be good parents, so many of us muddle through life as best we can, having learned parenthood from what we saw in our own families. Children learn by observing their parents, so if you teach them love and forgiveness, they’ll learn how to be loving and forgiving.

As we grow up, one of our challenges is to do what’s right for us even when those who care about us have other ideas. We’re not here to fulfill other people’s expectations. I believe that everything does work out for the best in the end, but sometimes it’s hard to see that while we’re going through a challenging experience.

By trusting Divine Intelligence to help us experience life in the way that’s best for us, we empower ourselves to find our own path to fulfillment and to enjoy everything that life has to offer. I truly believe knowledge is power. I’m constantly increasing my understanding. Every day I open my awareness a little more to the Divine Wisdom within me. Life, to me, is an education with all its ups and downs, challenges and rewards, highs and lows.

I’m happy to be alive and so grateful for the good that’s come to me. We can educate ourselves by opening our hearts and minds every day to discover new insights, new people, new viewpoints, and new ways to understand what’s happening around and within us. The more I understand, the more my world expands and I feel at ease with all the changes in this incredible school of life here on Planet Earth.

There are many things you can do to expand your world. You can begin with the thoughts that you think by using affirmations. Remember, affirmations are anything and everything you think, say and believe. Here are some of my personal favorites:

I am responsible for my experience.
Every thought I think is creating my future.
I release the past and forgive everyone, including myself.
The point of power is always in the present moment.
I am safe in the Universe, and all Life loves and supports me.
All is well in my world.

Stay in the now, and rejoice in every moment. Don’t let your days slip by in frustration or you’ll miss out on much of your joy. Use your imagination to create how you want your life to be. Study, read, and listen to podcasts/cds. Begin every morning with a few minutes of meditation and develop a feeling of gratitude for every experience you have. Learn to find joy in each moment.

It’s your life. Love it, and Life will love you in return.

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