As We Grow

Photo by Dez Pain

Photo by Dez Pain

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble.  They can never be solved but only outgrown.

— Carl Jung

It has been posited that “Life is a journey, not a destination.”  The implications of that adage are far reaching; but we can also take away from it some very simple concepts.  One such concept is that we are all in the process of growing and learning, as we go.

It has been my experience and observation that there is always something inside that still needs to be healed or attended to; there is always something new to learn; and there is always more to receive and more to give away.  The more self-aware we become, the more we discover that there is a long road ahead of us — no matter how far we have already come on our journey.

But the traveling can become more of an adventure than a burden, if we will allow growth and healing to occur and take hold of happiness — the bread for our journey.

We should be gentle with ourselves, as we continue to learn, change, and grow.  And we should be gentle with others, understanding that they are going through as much of a process as we are.  We are all taught what we need to learn, as we are ready to receive it.  We all grow in ways that are meaningful, as the necessity for growth arises.  Sometimes, we need to rest.  Sometimes, we need to move.  It is the same for all of us.  That being the case, we all have something to share; and we can all learn something from others.

As we continue to grow and to learn, we begin to transition from education through suffering to development through blossoming.  The more we rejoice in how much we have grown and share a bit of what we have learned with others, the more we continue to blossom and change in positive ways ourselves.

It is a beautiful thing . . . Life.  And the best thing about it is that we are all in it together.

As you go about your day today, consider reminding yourself of how much you have grown over the years. Savor the feeling of gratitude for the changes you have made in yourself and in your life so far; and contemplate all the good you know the wisdom you have acquired will help you create as you move forward. Growth is a good thing.




© 01/28/2013

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  1. This is wonderful. I found that not all people are aware that their life’s experiences have something to teach them. I overplayed my hand with many people, trying to wake them up to this awareness. Who knew that it was I that needed to wake up and stop trying to control their awareness?! Heh. I finally got the picture. Thank you for the spirit-lifting post. 🙂

  2. Great post! It is so easy to overlook how obstacles in our lives can shape us for the better, and how sharing those experiences will only enrich them. Thanks for the great reminder.

  3. Thank you for this post.

    • Thank You for reading and commenting! Always great to “see” you! Have a Really Good Day!
      Love & Light, S

  4. Thank you for this post.Wonderful, Sloan!

  5. I’m glad you enjoyed it, Stefan! Blessings, Love, & Light, S

  6. Professions for PEACE

     /  January 30, 2013

    Such a lovely and enlightening post. Your light is shining and has brightened my day. 😀
    With gratitude, love and light, Gina

    • Thank you so much, Gina! It is always wonderful to hear from you. Have a peacefully productive week! Love & Light, S

  7. Wonderful words, Sloan 🙂

    • Thank you, Celestine! I love your new poem, Blooming Stones! Hope all is wonderfully well on your side of the world! Blessings, S

  8. This is a well written and loving blog! Thank you for sharing yourself in this way. Also thank you for liking my blog Affirmation, Gratitude and Deep Listening! Gratitude Dance! :~)

  9. Thank you, so very much, for your kind and supportive comments! Have an absolutely wonderful weekend! Blessings, Love, & Light, S


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