There are far better things ahead than we leave behind – C.S.Lewis
Years ago I thought it can’t get worse; everything in my life was going into the wrong direction.
At least this is what I thought. And I wasn’t alone.
Many are living their life day-by-day and don’t see all the opportunities life bears for us. We do things in a way we are used to instead of changing the way and trying something new.
The more routine we allow ourselves the more we miss. We miss what we can learn out of all these days which seem miserable because they show us many ways to change our life or adapt it to something worth living.
There’s always a way and also always better things than what we leave behind.
I was used to live in a way which may seem comfortable on the surface, always following the same schedule, sleep, work, some leisure time spent with family, friends or sports, a few hours in front of TV or the computer, sleep, and so on.
Is this all life can give?
No, it even can lead into a depression, seeking better things.
I broke this circle, I took my life in my own hands, independently from what others may think, it is my life!
Once you realize this you made the first big step towards a brighter future.
Ask yourself, are you truly happy?
People tend to feel sorry for themselves and they find thousands of reasons why their life is exactly how it is and why they are not able to change it. Instead of creating excuses we should put our energy into creating new ways for ourselves. It’s not that complicated and it sometimes just needs a few minutes per day and you feel an amazing change.
If you compare life to a book with many chapters where is the sense of reading one special chapter over and over, again and again? This way we will never get to the end of a story and discover what else happened.
So why are we often doing it with our own life, reading the same sad chapter?
Re-living a miserable time doesn’t make sense, burying yourself can’t be the solution. We need to stand up and write the next chapter of our own life.
Learn from mistakes you made in the past and exclude them in your future.
Nobody is perfect and for sure there are days when I look back, reflecting, comparing, but these days went by, they belong to my life and shaped me into the person I am today but they will never be able to take over my whole life.
The past is the past and that’s the place where it belongs to. Let it go!
There are so many things in life just waiting for us to be strong enough to take them.
Whatever age you have, it’s never too late to give changes a chance.
If I would have decided to remain in the same state
• I would never have met my husband
• I would never have reached the next job level
• I would never have travelled alone for the first time in my life
• I would never have experienced the feeling of unconditional love a person can give
• I would not know how it feels if you are separated from a person you love for a long time and how it feels if you can finally close your arms around him after months of waiting
• I would never have felt the pure joy when I said my wedding vow
• I would never have learned to say donkey in Arabic
• I would not be able to stay in a crow pose for a few seconds
• I would not know how much Yoga would mean to me one day
• I would not write a blog
• I would not know how it feels to say good-bye to a person who belongs to your life like the air you breathe
• I would not have met a whole new family
• I would not know the overwhelming emotion of being taken just the way I am.
Write your own list and you’ll see that life is so much worth living.
There is so much in front of me and I don’t want to miss all these experiences I made and I will make.
I look forward to all new chapters of my life, knowing that it won’t be all nice and happy ones, but also knowing what my past taught me – if you remain in miserable times you miss also the wonderful parts.
So move on, look forward to live your life and try to make the best out of it.
As C.S.Lewis has written, “There are far better things ahead than we leave behind.”