Life is constantly moving. We shift between environments we can and can’t control, as well as things we do and don’t like. Sometimes it may feel like we’re dealing with one challenge after another, as we move from one situation to the next.
Yet, simply focusing on the extremes of joy and sorrow, success and failure, happiness and sadness, is ignoring everything in between. When really, it is this part of our life – full of twists and turns as we work things out - that we should notice and appreciate.
One of my favourite quotes from writer and philosopher Alfred D. Souza is: “For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”