People enter your life for a reason and most often it is to teach you something. Pay attention and you might find just what you need to know at the perfect time.
There are a lot of people in my life that have moved in recently and I often wonder how this has happened. One of the things that I have noticed is that no meeting of any kind is random and everyone you meet is in your life for a reason.
People generally leave your life when the lessons are over for them or for you. I think that life has been much more interesting since I noticed this, and I think that if you really look you will see the same thing too.
Before I discovered this phenomenon, I took many meetings with others for granted. Like having a gift right there to open and never taking advantage of the lessons I could have learned or the ones that I could have taught them.
There is no telling how many people I have come in contact with over a lifetime that I didn’t appreciate for what they had to contribute, I just judged them on a surface basis, decided if they fit into what I accepted as ok and moved on with my life.
The first time I became aware that my interactions with others weren’t random was about a year ago and since then I try to always take the time to learn the lessons that are being presented to me.
Sometimes it is how not to act, because some people are idiots, but most often, people have a real valuable lesson for you if you take the time to ask and listen to their response. I have learned many things this way. How to do things, how not to do things, how to write better, how to grow as a person, how to change a tire quicker and many other things that have helped me on my journey, (some quite literally) and it can be the same for you if you are receptive.
I believe that people leave your life for much the same reason, either you have learned what they were there to teach you or they have learned what you have to teach them. Some stick around for the long-term, but many players come and go in the course of a life.
It is sad sometimes when they leave, but it is life, there are other lessons to learn and experiences to have for you and for them. You can’t hold people back because it is more convenient for you.
Allow them to go on their way with your best wishes and love. You never know, they may have to go learn something that they are going to bring back to you in the future.
Being receptive is as easy as paying attention to the humanity of everyone that you meet. Everyone has a perspective and an opinion. The lessons often get missed when we believe we already know everything.
This is one of the failures of youth, that when you are young you feel, you know it all, already. As you age, you realize how little you really do know, and start appreciating the help from whatever form it may come.
There is no way to force someone to listen to your advice, or to force them to benefit from your experience, but you can make sure that you take advantage of the help that is provided for you to follow and guide you.
Keep your mind open and your eyes clear and you will almost always find someone you meet who will be able to guide you. Remember that people always come into your life for a reason and most often it is to teach you something. Pay attention and learn your lessons.