Life is impermanent. This belief that nothing is constant, life is ever-changing is a notion I have never truly understood, until now. On my journey in life, I had ambitions of what I wanted to achieve. I also knew how to achieve them. But life has a way of directing you on the path you need to take, not always the path you wish to take.
There is an Italian saying ‘if you don’t want to walk down a path, life will make you run down it’ (very loosely translated). Mum would always tell me that even if I didn’t want to walk down a path, life would steer me down it. Mum’s wisdom is right.
The number of times I would lament that I had to do things, work with people or repeat lessons I’d sworn never to experience. Yet it was like someone else was directing the show.
I now appreciate mum’s wisdom. I realise that each and every step in our journey is experienced to teach us lessons. To learn, to grow, to change us in some form or another. Nothing and no one stays the same, change is inevitable.
I can now embrace the unknown, allow life to lead the way and forge my path in life. It still isn’t easy, sometimes there are challenges or road blocks. Sometimes nothing happens. But in this nothing moment, there is still something. As I now sit and listen to me; I listen to my innate knowing and realise that each moment can teach me, show me various paths or provide a gift of knowledge.
My path in life, in business is not what I expected. Rather than looking at it as a failure, life happened to me in exactly the perfect way to allow me to grow. My path is perfect for me and what I need at any point in time.
What will my future hold, the only true constant, change.