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8 Life Lessons To Help You Navigate The Ups And Downs Of Life

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

One day while lost in thought, I realized how my current knowledge could have made my past years less dramatic.

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I would like to share my thoughts with you.

1. Patience

Developing patience can keep you out of unnecessary situations. Therefore, fostering patience for self and others is essential. Being kind to others is equally important because we never know what someone else may be going through. So whether someone is a friend or not, practicing patience can go a long way. And most situations resolve themselves if you wait long enough to let things fall into place.

2. Things Fall Apart... The Ultimate Life Lesson

It's often said that everything happens for a reason. Although it may not seem obvious initially, changing course and starting over can work in your favor. And an ending or change doesn't have to mean failure. Instead, the reason could be an opportunity for you to showcase your flexibility and creativity differently. This can lead to bigger and better things, or it may be time to let go and move on. Either way, when things fall apart- and they will let them. It will be for your highest good.

3. Love Is Forgiveness

Many individuals struggle to love due to not having experienced healthy love before. However, one person can make a difference by showing them a different way. So, while tough love may be what we are used to, healing love is rooted in forgiveness and understanding.

4. Choose Your Battles

This lesson ties in with the first and was a significant life lesson for me. If you have self-control, the actions of others won't force you to behave in a way that's not true to yourself. The real battle lies within you. It's only you against yourself. Other people are simply meeting you where you're at until you decide to show up differently. Therefore, it's important not to waste your valuable time and energy on things that won't matter in the long run, as this is how you win battles that are only perceived.

5. Everything Is a Learning Opportunity

Sometimes, life presents us with teachable moments - experiences or choices that challenge our perspectives and help us grow. I must confess that I haven't always been eager to embrace such moments, but I now understand that being receptive to new ideas is essential for progress. Everyone we meet, even those who show us what not to do, can teach us something. Likewise, we all have something valuable to offer others. The experience itself is predetermined by nature, but how we respond to it is entirely up to us.

6. Self-Care Matters

Your relationship with yourself is the foundation for everything else in your life. It may sound like a cliche, but I didn't understand what that meant for a long time. I thought I had a good relationship with myself, but I eventually realized that it wasn't healthy. That's why it's important to explore beyond your immediate surroundings, learn, and grow. If you don't, you'll end up stuck in the same place, wondering why things never change.

That's why this space emphasizes self-care so much. Ideally, we would all learn about self-care from our caregivers when we're young. But if that didn't happen for you, it's never too late to "re-parent" yourself. This means taking an adult perspective, prioritizing your safety, and learning the basics of self-love, self-acceptance, and self-esteem. Only then can you start building healthy relationships with others.

7. Spirituality Does Not Have A Look

Last but not least. I used to want to associate with folks who looked like they were about this life. However, I learned that spirituality does not have a specific appearance; it's all about the connection with Source.

Performing rituals and wearing cultural garb are not essential to spirituality. True spirituality is built through character development and getting to know God.

It's Not About Having All The Answers

It's important to acknowledge that we don't have all the answers and that this allows us to grow. The process is key, and the desire to step outside our perspective will help us find the answers we need on our journey.

Did any of these resonate with you? Please share this with someone who can benefit from it.

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Anusa is an avid reader and loves to write. When she is not studying, or talking about astrology you can find her out and about in NYC with her family. 

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