“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” - Steve Maraboli
Someone recently posted this on Twitter and it made me stop in my tracks. Often when we face the end of something we’ve known - be it a job, relationship, friendship or something else that has been meaningful to us - regardless of whether we have taken the decision ourselves, it can be difficult to view the circumstances optimistically.
Instead, the inclination is to focus on the loss and not on the limitless new possibilities for the future. When I look back at my life and various endings I’ve experienced, they have more often than not led to something better.
My path has led me to innumerable adventures, great friendships and a loving relationship. Each stage has been an important building block to the present. And everything that has preceded this has been instrumental to informing the decisions to be where I am today.
Of course life never stands still and we do not have (much) control. There will be new endings and with them, each a new beginning. I continue on the path of self-discovery with the faith that it will bring more learning and progress, only now with a companion with whom I'd like to share the journey.
Bring it on!