STEPPING STONES OUT OF STUMBLING BLOCKS
By Annetta “Nettie” Morse
It is good to experience life’s
road blocks that make you stumble because they become your best
teachers, if you choose to feel that way about them. You can choose to
not be overcome by them but rather, learn how to turn them into stepping
stones toward dreams and goals.
Wisdom expands with every choice
made. A choice creates a life scenario and provides guidance and gives
more experience for the next drama. Wisdom comes from not being afraid
to get in touch with your feelings. Feelings are the benchmark on
Life’s path indicating whether you are in alignment with your dreams,
desires, wants, or needs.
Desire to be loving, so that you can
be loved. The desire to feel beautiful or handsome begins with how you
feel about yourself. Self confidence follows and then, you begin to
notice that others respond to you in a positive way. The list is
unending i.e.; joy, happiness, a sense of well being becomes a part of
who you are, you can feel it, and it has nothing to do with being
egotistical. Learning to be nonjudgmental of yourself first, spills over
into not judging anyone else. When you choose to align your thoughts in
perfect sync with the Universal Wisdom/God you will know it by how you
feel. What you are asking for either makes you feel good or it
doesn’t. You are in alignment when it feels good. You are not in
alignment if it doesn’t feel good. It is paramount to learn to trust
your own pure truth and feel confident that the choices you make come
from that inner soul place of Love, Truth and Wisdom.
How do you know you are in
vibrational alignment with what you desire? You will know by looking at
who and what you are attracting into your life. How do you treat people
that are in your life, especially family members, spouses, friends and
strangers? How you think and what you ask for makes a difference in what
shows up. Are you unhappy where you are doing what you do? Assess where
you are and reach for a better feeling. If the feeling does not change
immediately, keep trying. You cannot jump from dark despair, feeling
unloved, estranged, lonely, physically and emotionally in pain to
happiness, joy and bliss in one quantum leap. Only Superman can jump
over a tall building in one leap. You can do anything you want by taking
one tiny step at a time, inch by inch by reaching for and finding a
better feeling than the one you have at the moment. Don’t give up, be
patient with yourself and your situation because the ultimate goal WILL
BE reached. Know that every thought that seeks a better feeling also
feels like going with the flow. A negative thought takes you upstream
against the flow where you have to work against nature’s flow. A
positive thought allows you to flow downstream with the current, not
against it. Remember how it is to canoe down the river? Life is like
that. By the feeling you have after the choices you make, you will know
if you are going down stream with the flow or fighting against the
current. All of the experiences make you wiser when making the next
choices. You will never be finished, because there is always more to
need and want with every achievement reached. That’s how life is,
abundant and prosperous with possibilities. There is never an end to
Life’s journey to get to where you want to go. Life as it unfolds is
about enjoying the journey and knowing there is always more fun to find
along the way.
Right now what are you thinking?
What is your life like? What do you really want? What have you asked
for? Do you keep asking, asking, asking? Ask then trust, then let go and
keep doing the next best thing. Don’t like your job, your boss is
difficult? Try making every effort to do your best work every day.
Silently bless all of those around you, wishing them the best that life
offers. Are you being asked to do more than is possible? Most jobs do
ask of a good employee to do more than is possible. Don’t ever waste
time. Be clear about what you want and only share what you are thinking
where it is safe. It is also very important that you build into every
day, week, month, year things to do that are fun. Fun is finding
pleasure for no reason except it feels good.
Find others to join you that are on the same page as you are, or
find things to do by yourself. It does not have to cost money or mean
you have to go long distances to find fun. Begin where you are and find
the joy in that. The sun rises and feels good on your face, the moon and
stars are awesome, a misty morning is sweet, the grass is green, spring
is almost here. Anticipate the first buds of daffodils and spring
beauties. Hug the neighbor, wave to the repair man, tip the paperboy,
smile at everyone until they all wonder what you are up to.
life a game, life was meant to be fun. How did we ever get so twisted
that it wasn’t? If you are angry, or in pain, feel it, allow it, get
into it and get over it as quickly as possible. Then reach for a little
better feeling. There is always a little better feeling which you will
find it if you think there can be one. There is nothing lost by trying.
It is much like wishing you could go to college, take a course you have
always been interested in, but think you are too old. How old will you
be if you don’t go? Take a chance. You will be a year older anyway but
you could be a year older with a degree! Maybe your dream is to go to
Italy for a month and dance in the piazza as if no one were watching.
How old will you be to achieve a dream like that? Eighty? No matter
what, you will be eighty anyway. Why not have a dream and do it?
How can you change? What are you
thinking? When you know what you want, are you surprised? Open your mind
and heart to allow the flow to pass through, wrap its energy around you
until it becomes contagious. Desires for being pain free, full of joy
and happiness, being loved are caught, not taught. Surround yourself
with people who have found it. Learn to trust how you feel. Wisdom comes
from the experiences that have come from the choices made. Life’s road
blocks are teachers not stumbling blocks to keep you from what you want.
Turn every stumbling block into stepping stones to the thing you want.
“Nettie” Morse; writer, Life Coach, philosopher, entrepreneur can be
reached by email email@example.com.