Ciao # 11
As the saying goes, you have to repeat your actions, your issues, over and over and over again until you finally get IT. Until IT, the lesson, sinks into your being fully and completely and you have your AH HA moment.
And it’s really not until you have that moment of awakening that you can see, all those moments of struggling and suffering, were worth it. Were worth it because now you know. Now you FINALLY learned that lesson and you now know what you don’t ever want to repeat again. And all those struggles, painful as they may be, make the awakening of change that much sweeter.
The ever changing obstacles of life present themselves to us all the time. Knocking on our doors to see if we see them, hear them and if so how we may react to them. To challenge us and show us how we have changed, grown or if we are still unaware, give us another repeating. Makes life interesting. That is, if you choose to see it that way - exploring and embracing the challenges without reacting to the drama they seem to always ensue. Instead, embrace with fearless courage, excitement and patience. Ultimately realizing you actually have a choice as to how you want to react and proceed along the way.
Incredible the shifts that can occur within your life, within your patterns when you have distance from your comforts and daily routines.
What has been so amazing to me is that throughout this pilgrimage in Italia, my usual tendency to wallow and dwell are gone. My inspiration for life and love and lust and hunger and thirst and knowledge have deepened with excitment.
And now, now I am ready to go back home. I am cooked. Put a fork in me, I’mma done traveling. Thank you for reading my posts. I hope they were as much fun for you to read as they were for me to write. And as one journey ends, another one begins. I wonder what will unfold in my life when I return… Until next time.