Learning from the mirrors of life
We may be able to see the purpose of our lives in the challenges we find ourselves repeatedly facing. What is life trying to teach me? My purpose in life may be to learn a particular lesson, like how to love or act with integrity or claim my own power.
Our lives offer wonderful clues to our inner issues. Basically, when someone or something upsets us, it is because we are not owning that same situation in our own lives. As an example, if someone accuses me of lying, rather than blaming that individual for being nasty or unfair, I can ask, “How am I lying to myself?” If we don’t have issues within ourselves, the actions of others won’t bother us.
Do you see a pattern being repeated? Are you unable to stay in a job or relationship? Do you turn away from new opportunities? Have you suffered from repeated illnesses or injuries? They may shed light on your life’s purpose. Explore your reactions to life.
“Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.” – Leo Buscaglia
“Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.” – Wayne Dyer
Here is my favorite poem, which I have kept through many years and referred it again and again despite its simplicity. It always inspires me, what with my monkey mind which is prone to do mistakes again and again and face the same situation again and again! And as this poem so aptly states, there are no mistakes, only feedback and lessons. We only need to bow and say ‘Lead kindly Light, one step enough for me’!, to see the light in our situation.