It’s funny how when you set your mind to do something, you’re given all sorts of life experiences leading up to it to help you in some way. Like right now, I’m purchasing all of my ingredients in bulk to produce the Urban Minerals line up, and I realized that I’ve been buying quantities of products for the last six months for my 9-5. I’m a buyer after all. Or I want to apply to trademark my ideas and I’ve had a few nudges from the universe in the form of conversations that have left me knowing that its not a bad idea to go ahead with that process. Or somehow I alway seem to make girlfriends of many awesome and beautiful multicultural backgrounds. I can’t get over that one especially because when I take mental inventory of my friends, I realize that I’ve never discriminated and I’ve never felt like someone was too different or weird, terms which fully don’t exist in my books.
It reminds me of kindergarten. I remember one day I asked one of the girls in my class to play with me and she said no. Now my 5 year old self’s feelings got hurt because I thought she didn’t want to play with me because I was a different colour (quite possible when I was the only coloured child in my class and she was already playing with other girls…). It still irks me, but hey sometimes things happen to serve as a reminder that we are all different and others life experiences are going to be totally different from yours. It also seems a pros pos when talking about how certain life experiences can stand to inform who you are and help you in some way. That particular experience helped me to realize that I never wanted to make someone feel bad for how they look. It’s clearly stuck with me.
So yes, I guess that I do believe that everything happens for a reason and no experience is ever wasted. If you do a check in your life, I’m sure you’ll see what I’m talking about. There are things that are happening repetitively, that almost seem to be circling the drain if you will, until you either deal with them or learn from them in some way. Me, I take it as an opportunity to learn.
So please if you can take but a moment, do a survey of your experiences and see what things are coming up for you and perhaps think about how this is ultimately serving you. What’s the lesson?