Recently I was thinking about all of the random, varied experiences that I have had in my life that not everyone has a reason to experience. Sometimes I feel as though I came into this life determined to experience as much as I possibly could in one lifetime so that I wouldn’t have to come back for a while. Or, perhaps this lifetime is my graduate year, and I’m on that semester of clinical experience before you get your degree? LOL I thought I might start making a list of the things that I have experienced in the first 50 years of my life. Perhaps it will be the beginning of that book I’ve been meaning to get to. 🤔
Recently I saw someone post:
“What started you on your Spiritual Journey?”
To which I replied:
“I was 36 years old and going through my second divorce. It occurred to me one day that I had gone from my mother, to my first husband, then to my second husband. I had the conscious thought that I had never actually just been alone to think my own thoughts and have my own ideas. So I decided to purposely seek out all different kinds of people and experiences that I wouldn’t normally encounter, in an effort to make up my own mind about the world. I read books on all sorts of new ideas, and I just began to open up in completely new ways. That’s how it began for me. 🙏🏼“
That is indeed how it began. Many of the experiences I have had were a product of consciously deciding to think outside the box, and live outside the lines. And even more of them weren’t my choice at all.
Either way, it has sure been an amazing ride. And I’m only halfway there! I think I’m ready to start that list...