Wresting Color From the Canvas: House Rule #13
Earth is a school and daily life is our classroom
Our teachers come in many forms
We learn best through direct experience
Failures are the stepping stones to success
Lessons reappear until we learn them
If we don’t learn the easy lessons, they get harder
Consequences teach better than concepts
Only action brings ideas to life
We can control efforts, not outcomes
Timing is everything
What goes around comes around
Little things can make a big difference
Play to your strengths
Everyone on the planet has a strength that they can give back to the world. Individuals are not always born with a natural inclination toward the skill about which they feel most confident. Some realize that they may have a knack for it and develop it over time.
In most cases, our strengths and our passions are one and the same.
I wrote once in my blog--The Introvert Exposed: A Practical Approach to Spiritual Living-- that Nature doesn't make mistakes! Gnats gather just above the surface of the water because fish feed on them. Bait fish panic when a bass is in the area because bass are programmed to perceive movement as prey.
Everything is lock and key.
So it is no mistake that some of us are born with the gift of writing and others struggle with writing letters. It is no mistake that some of us are born with the gift of processing things in three dimensions--engineers--while many individuals cannot read blueprints (I cannot read blueprints).
Doing what we are meant to be doing affords us appreciation for our place in the Natural Order. This energy is pristine, inherently positive and extremely powerful when it comes to affecting the quantum field. Without it, the most important parts of ourselves fall under an immense pressure meant to redirect us toward allowing our natural strengths and abilities to preside over the majority of our actions.
This degree of pressure is corrosive to our sanity.
Play to your strengths. It makes things a lot easier.
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