The Struggle, A Perspective

At least once every day I ask myself, “What am I doing to progress my life forward?” It’s usually in the morning as I am preparing for my day, organizing my tasks and “getting my mind right” in the solitude of my apartment before I go out into the busyness of the world. Usually after asking myself this question, a slight anxiety comes over me, a feeling of impatience as I reflect on all my hard work and realize that I am still not where I want to be in life. Not by a long shot. But today, today was different.

Today, when I asked myself that question I sat for a moment and pondered on it, then, I smiled. I felt joyous. I felt at ease. Why? After months and months of going through this every morning, I had finally gained an understanding.

I reflected upon my recent hard works and achievements and realized, I’m right where I need to be. I realized that all of this, what I been through and what I am going through right now, is all a part of my growth and development.

For the first time in a while, I saw the struggle truly for what it is and not what it appears to be, and it’s beautiful.