Everything and everyone in your life has played a specific role in your development.
One of the most beautiful things about aging is the gift of hindsight. Through clear-sighted examination of our life’s journey, we can come to understand the beauty of each person and event that has sparked our awareness. The challenges that once seemed so insurmountable can now be viewed with detachment and grace as we see the value and purpose they have added to our experience.
The threads of coincidence that bind us together have been lifetimes in the making. For years I kept a journal, cataloging simple yet profound things that seemed meaningful at the time. So-and-so suggested a book, which led to another book, which led to meeting a specific person, etc. And while those people no longer grace my life, I’ve come to realize the purposeful gifts that came from these encounters.
Honor the sacredness of your path. Nothing was a waste of time. There are no mistakes. All that you have experienced has brought you here, Now… and you are right where you need to be. Your awakening plays its own part in the unfolding consciousness of those around you. You are a gift.