Finding gems in everyday experiences.

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
October 8, 2009 6:41pm CST
Sometimes we have an experience that we don't understand, but if we look deeply, or wait long enough, a reason for that experience will usually reveal itself. All the events in our lives lead to other events, and all that we have in this present moment is the result of past events and experiences. This is especially important to remember at times when we feel unsure of what to do. It is often at times like these that we take a job or move to a place without really knowing if it's the right thing to do. We may ultimately end up leaving the job or the place, but often during that time we will have met someone who becomes an important friend, or we may have an experience that changes us in a profound way. When all the pieces of our life don't quite make sense, we can be certain that there is a reason that we are, where we are, and having the experiences we are having. It's often fun to look back on past experiences with an eye to uncovering those reasons, the dreadful temporary job in a bland office building that introduced you to the love of your life; the roommate you couldn't tolerate who gave you a book that changed your life; the time spent living in a city you didn't like that led you into a deeper relationship with yourself. Remembering these past experiences can restore our faith in the present. Life is full of buried treasures and often all we have to do is look around us.
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Well, I always considered myself a city person ,but moving to the country has allowed me to appreciate nature and the simplicity of life. Sometimes too much sophistication takes you away from the real world.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
9 Oct 09
Hi Mirita, Thanks for your comment. Blessings.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
9 Oct 09
It is well said that life is full of buried treasures and all that we have to do is to look around us, my dear Pose. I am keen on this saying of yours. I am so happy to say that I have learned so much from your quality discussions that are so helpful to us readers as well as responders. Looking back on our past life, we will be able to find that the time past is of a great value to us as they have taught us so much if we pay great attention to them. Such is life--- we live on and on and we keep on finding something that is so helpful to us...Take care, Pose.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
9 Oct 09
Hi williamjisir, Thank you for commenting. Blessings.
@Trensue (5252)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Well thought out. I believe that is what I use my journal for. What seemed so important last year may have taught me to focus on the bigger picture. I wish there were a way to remember this thought when we are going through the rough times. I think it would help. You sound like a very positive and vibrant person.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
9 Oct 09
Hi Trensue, Thank you for commenting and I like the idea of a journal. Blessings.
@haiershen (1084)
• China
9 Oct 09
yes, i do agree with you, we are finding gems in everyday experiences,something seems very small so that we always ignore it,but when we in the special case or time,we always will give very important force though them.then we will changed our mind or life.the sociality is a large classroom,we will learn more than which we were taught at school. good luck and have a nice day!
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
9 Oct 09
Hi haiershen, Thank you for your thoughts and we agree. Blessings.