Take a moment to look back
To see each event,
Of my life
As a step along the way.
Pieces of a path that I couldn’t see
That have each served as
An integral part of the road.
Each event has provided exactly
What I needed even
If I didn’t know it at the time.
I realize in the looking back
That every experience even the tiniest one
Made it possible for me to
Be where I am right now.
In ways I never could have imagined,
Everything that has happened
Has allowed me to move forward in some way.
A job I thought I had
Gave me the courage to leave another,
A trip I needed to take introduced me
To worlds that filled my soul,
Friends that came and went
Taught me valuable lessons.
I can look back with such clarity
And see how every aspect of my life is
How the hard times led to the simple times
And right back around.
How chance meetings, changed everything
How timing is everything and
How what happens must be “perfect”
Merely because it is happening.
And if you stop and think for a moment
About all the millions of possibilities of what
Could happen compared to what actually happens
A sense of calm and order settles
Over me, because with all those options
How could the one that happened
And that can be a very reassuring thought.
Of course it’s much easier to see
All of this
From a place of love, peace and contentment.
In the midst of hardship
It is much harder to see.
But maybe that’s the point.
It always fascinates me when I have a moment of clarity. When I can see so clearly how everything that has happened in my life has allowed me to be where I am, including the things I really didn’t like – that made me miserable. But I look at where I am and can feel such gratitude for those tough times. It really is a great feeling. One I wish I could keep all the time, but that doesn’t always work, so I enjoy it while I have it!
What does your clarity look like?