In spring, tulips , daffodils and Jasmin spring out
Are we tired, sick, ambitious, lonely, depressed, have a broken leg?
weather,money, maturity, our love situation, peer pressure, fear of either success or failure, etc..... What is more important to us at that moment?
Throughout life, as the diagram begins to look more like a pattern of behavior, we can maybe decide what we can change, what we would have changed and how we can change the direction our life is going.
Then once we have our changes and the path , direction or life pattern corrected to go to the final destination, oh oh.........something else happens.
More Stops we did not plan.
Illness of a parent.
Children , spouse complications,
Changes in political objectives.
so no matter how much we want to reach point Z, obstacles keep falling to obstruct our path.
So we sit down at say, point F, and then we think.....
Geez. How would life be different, if Dad did not meet Mom but married one of his other girl friends?
What would have happened if we didn't live in the country we live in?
What if we lived in the city instead of the country?
What would have happened if we had no money growing up or if we had money?
Where would we be if we had too many friends or not enough friends?
Where would we be if we had talents or had no talents?
Where would we be if we pursued the career we wanted, instead of the one we were led into?
What would have happened if we didn't listen to people and the news ( the world will end today type of dogma or The Stock Market, Oprah or the View).?
The list goes on as each question becomes more personal.
We love to beat ourselves up every day for our successes and failures but the fact of the matter is, some things are unobtainable and just not in our hands to change.
Things happen and no matter how hard we try to reach a certain point in our life, chances are
it may never happen.
The questions though, are interesting as a mind empowering exercise.
So this is how the story goes...... one step at a time, one direction at a time forming a pattern of a life that has your name on it. The pattern may or may not be of your making but.........
this is you.
How do you like you?
How would you change you?
The way we answer these questions may either give us great anxiety or
by acceptance, provide us with great peace.
The biggest question is what would have happened if we just ignored everything and walked right through from A to Z?
What if........ is not really a question pertaining to life.
What is ......is more realistic and easier to accept and deal with.