Posted by Meriel Swain on (comments: 0)
The Greatest Reward
I love my notes from The Universe. They help me focus on positive things and also remind me of what's really important in life.
I had to re-read this one several times before it really landed. Here goes: "The greatest predicament of living in the jungles of time and space, Meriel, is learning to be happy while still having unfulfilled dreams. The greatest challenge is not looking to the illusions for meaning, definition, and answers. The greatest mystery is figuring out who you really are. And the greatest reward, Meriel, of living in the jungles of time and space, is having predicaments, challenges, and mysteries that you have absolutely aced, crushed, and unravelled. Lucky you, The Universe."
Life is challenging isn't it? It was surely designed that way. To be anything else would be dull. Just because it's challenging doesn't mean you can't have fun though.
I wrote a blog last year about Heroes. I wonder whether you realise that we are all heroes? Whether you are moving house, running a marathon, starting a new relationship or seeking a promotion at work; these are all examples of challenges or quests that we routinely face. When you choose to take on the quest, you become heroic. You are brave and determined to succeed. And when you've faced the ultimate ordeal (moving day or job interview maybe), there's nothing quite like the feeling of success is there?
So when you answer a call to action, whether it's from you or someone else, remember that you are a hero embarking on a journey. There will be challenges, it wasn't meant to be easy. If it was easy then there'd be no meaning and learning. No exhileration.
When will you choose a life of meaning and exhilaration?