All Experiences Carry Wisdom
Have you wondered why you are where you are, wondered why certain people and experiences enter or leave your life? Every experience carries wisdom with it and the bigger question to ask is at the end of every experience; do you recognize the experience has played out and do you finally see the wisdom?
For the longest time I was very hard on myself when it came to any sort of mistake or failure, I never adjusted well, nor did I see the wisdom at the end. In the last 10 years I’ve started to see things from a different perspective that has led me to question whether what I’ve viewed as failures in the past are not actually that of divine intervention or destiny. I’m a huge believer in “Everything happens for a Reason” and that would mean that mistakes (big or small) aren’t actually failures but rather part of the grand design that is in place to help us progress in the direction we are meant to go so we can live the life we are meant to live.
One thing I’ve come to recognize is that the people I admire, look up to and respect can feel like lifelines at times because we can relate to each other in a very specific and identifiable way. Their energy is not only magnetic but familiar and comforting and there are times when that is just what I need to balance me out.
I listed some of my favorite quotes from Oprah’s Master Class, there is so much to we can learn from others experiences and lives, whether they are successful at times or not. It’s learning from the experience; that is the success.
Honestly when I was younger I didn’t have enough confidence or comfort level in my own skin to maintain my beliefs. I knew I believed in some of the quotes below, although some of them I wasn’t even aware of because I just didn’t have enough life experience but those I believed and wanted to stand strong on fell to the wayside. I needed to develop inner strength and learn how to set boundaries, and I wouldn’t have learned how to without the life experiences I’ve had so far.
Oprah Winfrey: (Every Life Has a Story) – Everybody has a story and there is something to be learned from every experience.
Jay-Z: (Be True to Yourself) – Knowing who you are, that’s the foundation of everything great.
Simon Cowell: (It’s Better just to be Honest) – Emotion is absolutely key to this, trust your gut instinct.
Condoleezza Rice: (Faith Helps) – You can’t plan every step in Life.
Maya Angelou: (You Have to Live your Teaching) – When you learn teach, at our best we are all teachers.
Sydney Poitier: (Instinct Guides Us) – Instinct is a force that lives within us and we call upon it when we need to.
Diane Sawyer: (Be Curious) – Wake up curious and wake up determined to try to get an answer.
Lorne Michaels: (Art is Like Life) – There’s always just ahead of us the chance for redemption.
Oprah Winfrey: (Learn from Every Experience) – Use your Life as a Class.
I believe that as long as you are being true to who you really are inside and not who you present to the world then you will have true happiness, inner peace and a blessed life.