Last week, with the month of March fast approaching, I began to do some major spring-cleaning. I stumbled upon my old journals detailing the major events that took place in my life in the last few years. As I flipped through the pages a wave of emotions came over me and it took me a while to take it all in. The moments I had jotted down were intense but served as a greater learning lesson than any book I could have read.
Like most, I have made a lot of mistakes in the past but if I have one regret it is that I wasn’t paying attention to the everyday things that were happening in my life. I was missing all the signs or diluting my mind in something other than what was the present moment.
From reading my journals I realized, that there are always signs that we choose to ignore when it comes to our relationships/friendships. At first the signs might come in a small form but then they grow bigger and louder and ultimately unavoidable.
So I ask you this; Are you listening to the signs in your own life? How are you asserting yourself in your relationships? And are you sacrificing yourself in anyway?
I once read somewhere that; everything that happens in your life, is of your own making. If you are surrounded with ‘drama’, you have attracted that energy or failed to weave-out the sources of it. If you are in a bad relationship it’s because you have attracted that pain to you. If you are constantly getting sick, it’s because you have failed to take care of yourself (body and mind).
I know I have been guilty of all of the above and my first instinct tells me to say; It’s not my fault. When I read through my journals now with a higher consciousness, I really realize there are certain things in life that truly do happen for a reason. And maybe there are no accidents (although I would like to think that every time I have made an error in judgment it was a complete accident).
Maybe we all just need to start paying attention to what is happening in our everyday lives and notice the signs and red flags without dismissing them or making excuses for them.