DAY 365+101

stray wisdom

Sometimes my feet know what my mind ignores and lead me to places where the answer to my thoughts and prayers is awaiting in the form of a visual treat, or a song, or a sudden smile.

This triggers little epiphanies, new sequences of connections that defy logic, but paradoxically make sense and often, make me awaken to a kinder mood.
I guess that my inner being (who seems to have a rationality of its own) manages to inform me about the right direction when I am unwilling to listen. 

One day that I was totally overwhelmed by working and family issues, they led me to a shop that was selling this signal. Now it "lives" with me. Time has proved it to be true.

When I look back, I can see that those things that I thought were problems, actually were blessings in disguise:

The students that I shouldn´t have guided because they were taking another practice program, ended up being those who took more advantage of my teachings and have appreciated them more

The little disputes between my mom´s caregivers which bothered me so much, have showed that some of them were not reliable

The lack of support from most of my coworkers, have made me see the true nature of our relationship clear as water

The new atmosphere that the economic crisis is creating at university, is helping me to set new priorities and new boundaries

And all this have made me realize the true impact of my inner work on my life and the great importance of being centered and focused on me, not in a selfish way but in a healthy way

Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever found answers in unexpected places?


Optimistic Existentialist said...

This has happened to me several times - things I thought were problems ended up being blessings in disguise. Wonderful post my friend :)

kate said...

Wonderful post! Thank you! Yes, I can identify with all that you say, and especially with the recognition that things that seem awful often have "silver linings" that we cannot always see until much later. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" comes to mind. I think that is from Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

Cindy Swainson said...

This is so familiar to me...or maybe it's just how I process the happenings in my life. Constantly adapting it seems to challenges.

I eventually end up calling them Blessings.



Ginny said...

I often see pictures or read something that reminds me of what is important. This week I was going to create a visionboard and the only picture that really spoke to me was a woman all in black having the best "Rocking" her guitar. It reminded me that I can have fun by myself and at the present time that is what I should remember to do.

Hope you have a beautiful week.

Ginny said...

I left out a word above - best time "Rocking" her guitar.

shonazee said...

I loved this post . It's true , infact it is in these "hard" times that we learn more about ourselves , how strong we can be and who truly is our friend . These moments make us who we are and often bring the spiritual perspective to life .
Looking forward to more such amazing posts :)


Aga Gasiniak said...

answers always come when we need them. your words and images work exactly in the same way for me Zena, Thank you for that a lot. Take care of yourself beautiful and wise woman!
Big hugs

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