What am I Missing?

Let’s imagine, everyone you meet has something to teach you. Would this be helpful for you or a distraction?

I tend to be a very impatient person. I have no time for the mundane. If it’s work, get it done. If it’s playing, win! And be done. If it’s a social gathering, converse quickly and politely, then go home. I am impatient…

What if I am missing something very important?  

I honestly believe we are here on this earth to learn life lessons. Let’s look at the person at work who never quite gets the project right. Is this person here to annoy us or teach us something? Maybe, this is about a lesson in patience. The teammate who always misses the free throw may be teaching us about tolerance (and sportsmanship). At the social gathering, the strange person who is the interrogator? We may be learning about kindness, possibly inclusiveness. That one family member who never refrains from lashing out? We learn unconditional love. We learn individuality and self-care. No one comes into our lives to teach us how to be weak. That’s a self-preservation lesson, remove that influence from your life.

Why are these lessons important?

We grow as individuals when we see beyond the action and focus on the meaning behind that behavior. I find, with additional time, I can understand the reason behind someone’s behavior more then I could at the time it was happening. There is a need for distance and reflection. The reason for their behavior eventually becomes clear. It may have been a problematic interaction to understand, but there was a lesson to be learned.

Who cares?

This is an important question! If you don’t care, carry on … you’ll come back to this life again as an amoeba. Heaven, hell, purgatory, dirt, whatever is ‘next’ for you won’t welcome you. Instead, as a single-celled parasite, you are bound to learn something. If you care, learn! There are teachers all around you waiting to help. You will grow! You will be a much happier, loving and kind person in this life. All who are here with us, teach us things if we are perceptive enough to receive the information.

Live your best life!


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  1. I love this, Kim! I think that the lessons are there if we are open to seeing them, and from there we can experience important growth. This is a never ending human struggle. Some lessons are much harder to see.

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    1. Yes! Ittakes time to get to the point where you can even consider the lesson that was meant to be learned. I find this slaps me in the face at times! I think about an interaction that threw me, or made me angry… I responded poorly at the time and eventually I get what was the lesson. For myself as well as the ‘teacher.’ xo

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  2. A valuable lesson, Kim! Although I don’t subscribe to theories of “meant to” I still think every encounter “can” be a lesson, the good ones and the bad ones the same. It is up to all of us to be in the present moment and learn, and empathize with, those behavioral reasons. It’s not always easy, but it is always good!

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    1. I like that Tom! “Can” be a lesson… not neccessarily “meant” to be a lesson. I seem to, almost always, be able to find that lesson. Especially when things got dicey. I rely heavily on reflection when its a lesson meant for me. Thanks, Tom! I definitely get your meaning, my friend.

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  3. Love this. Everthing is a learning point to become wiser. Brilliant examples.

    I believe we are souls and we are immortal, so we will just come back as human beings.. the being bit is the soul. But i get your analogy of a single cell……. we are hear to experience and learn. Lesson repeat until we learn. And if we dont learn then all the negative karma we have accumulated will hit us and then we are forced to learn ..

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    1. I believe you and I are on the same wave of thought. I don’t really think anyone would come back as a parasite but wanted to drive that point home. HA! Maybe not the best example. After I read Brian Weiss, “Many Lives Many Masters,” I began to look differently at ‘what’ is the lesson? What am I meant to learn from this? What happenes if I don’t learn all I need to? Thanks, Bella! xo

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      1. What am I meant to learn from this? What happenes if I don’t learn all I need to?

        To get all deep and meaningful here… each soul has a capacity, even a limit of what they can understand. Now that doesnt mean dont aim high. Aim high, but there are different levels of capacity to learn. To be more patient and tolerant are wise learnings and important. Sensible even. But some may wanna stay annoyed… and well what is the point of that. But that where they are at.

        I agree with your post, but somehow my comment is unclear. Sorry

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        1. I like the discussion. I understand the clarity of where each person is at and what their capacity is at this point and time. There is a limit. Next time we’ll be that much further along. I think it’s like when you meet an old soul. Some people are knowledgeable even at a young age. Others, not so much, definitely a child like soul. Neither is better than the other, it is just where they are in the process. I wish I knew for sure! Yikes. But that’s what I think…

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  4. Hi Kim, I agree so much with what you’ve said here. So many lessons to learn every day from all sorts of people and circumstances. Like the driver that cut me off the other day! 😉

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