Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What Have You Learned?

The experiences we have in life bring us to where we are today.  The more you have been through, the more you feel, accept and appreciate, don't you think?  If we live in a glass bubble, under the protection of our parents or loved ones or situations that always keep us safe, how do we challenge ourselves to grow and develop into better human beings.  How do we sympathize and empathize when struggles arise? How do we truly help others if we cannot relate?

Living in an area where wealth and success is applauded, praised and glorified, I've become more sensitive and aware of the competitive nature of human beings.  It's no wonder that so many people,  are filled with anxiety.  It's hard to compete on a day to day basis.  It's hard to  measure up to everyone else's standards.  It's hard to shine when everyone's goal is to shine bigger and brighter than you.  It's exhausting to constantly reach and be measured by grades, schools, jobs, beauty and "things".

At some point in all of our lives, most of us will experience some form of failure, struggle or hurt.   Life happens and sadness can creep its way into our lives and into our hearts with feelings of unworthiness and lack of self worth. But through the angst and turmoil, we grow and learn and in most cases...end up in a better place.  So why is there so much pressure today?

Life happens.  When things don't go your way,  move forward knowing that you are stronger, smarter, happier and wiser.

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."  
                                                                                                           ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Paula