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Navigational Aids & Shortcuts July 26, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Experiences may seem negative because our vantage point is limited.  

We are lost in the trees.

Once we move farther along the path, we see more of the forest. 

Our changed vantage point provides clarity.

When we look over our shoulder and take a retrospective glance at the negatives (e.g., being diagnosed with a tumor, having to undergo surgery, dealing with a flooded basement), we find our perspective has shifted.

With expanded cognition, we find that the “negative events” we resisted resulted in valuable lessons and navigational aids for our journey.

We learned something we needed to know.

We received a nudge in the right direction ~ a shortcut to becoming who we were always intended to be.

Aah . . . that’s better!

For more:  Zen & The Art of Happiness