Before I talk about the book, I want to share a strategy I use to decide what to read and where to focus my time. I used to feel very overwhelmed by all the info out there. I WANTED TO KNOW IT ALL. I see a lot of pressure to stay in the know and know everything we possibly can. We want to be smart or maybe just have an intense passion to know things. Information feels good. Admit it. That is why companies spend lots of money on creating new content for us to read. But that means more for us to absorb. I used to feel pressure to read literary books and a whole bunch of popular books, etc just to be in know.
One of the title chapters is You are always being guided, even when it doesn’t feel like it. There are so many good ones, but I feel like this one fits with this post. …Let that sink in.
Recently on Instagram, I shared this post where I wrote about how you cannot “mess up” your life. How often do you fear that you messed up your life making a certain decision. The school you went to? The major you chose? The relationships you stayed in too long? Marriage too soon or too late? Babies too soon or too late? The fear you stayed stuck in? We look back and see the word MISTAKE in big red letters. But what if we stopped allowing ourselves to view our past in a such a way? What if we only saw it as the path we were meant to take. The path that will lead us to become our BEST self. That even in the midst of our “bad” choices that the entire time we were being guided down our BEST path even when we didn’t know it? And so we can decide to stop feeling shame about the choices we made and instead appreciate where life has taken us. In order to see the light, we must first see the darkness.
I can say this in my own life that the darkest times brought me to become so much more grateful for the peace, stillness, and beauty in every day life. I don’t believe I would have appreciate the stillness as much if I hadn’t gone through the storms.
2. Know that you are being supported in every moment.
4. You cannot “mess” up your life. Every choice you make is only leading you down the best path for you.
5. Struggles are your assignments to up-level your life.