‘Looking back shows me how far I have come, and how I got here’
It’s hard sometimes to look back on a life that has been before. I try not to do it too often, but sometimes I do take a peak. Just to remember how I got here. When you look back you can see the patterns and the sequences of life. The love, the joy, the pain, and the mistakes. Mistakes I’ve made a few, many, many mistakes. And too many failures I care to mention. But if you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying. Failure is the foundation of success. When I fail it moves me closer to who I am.
As I get older the realisation of our lives, and why we are here is self evident. We go from experience to experience, good and bad. We never stop growing or learning. By looking back and reflecting we can see what area of our lives needs work, and what area of our lives is looking pretty good. When I am going through a difficult experience, I ask myself ‘What do I need to learn from this’. And when I am going through a lovely experience, I ask myself ‘What am I being taught about love’.
If you could see your whole life from start to finish would you change things? I wouldn’t change a thing, because I am who I am. What I have gone through in this life time was meant to teach me how to be kind, loving and compassionate. And it has certainly done that. When I look back on my life, I think to live is to love, and to love is what wakes us up.