Haven’t we all, at times, wished life was easier? Parents don’t get handbooks with their children, and when our children grow up and leave home, they don’t get handbooks, either. It’s all trial and error, learning on the run. Life is good times and hard times, wins and losses, love and betrayal. We all make dumb choices when we’re young and we can be really grouchy when we get older. So what is the secret to a happy life? Looking at life in general with the bigger picture in mind and not getting caught up in the petty stuff is one aspect of living well. Another is acknowledging that we will experience joy and heartbreak in life, and that we can learn to handle both types of experiences with grace and composure.
We can, of course, be upset all the time, but the upset steals the energy available to us for solving our problems and for spiritual growth, which is why we’re all here. We humans tend to wear blinders which affect what we see, and this incomplete view affects what we believe to be true. We can change the quality of our lives and find fulfillment through finding our soul-purpose, but we must take the blinders off to do so.
We are born, live our lives and eventually leave physical life, which goes by much faster than we believe it will when we’re young. We probably won’t have figured everything out by the time we cross over, but if we take off the blinders and ask to see with a sense of balance, we will forgive ourselves for our mistakes and the others who have hurt us. Then we will have moved very far along the path to Love’s Home.