#lovenotes - Gifts From The Universe

No, you can't always get what you want...

But if you try sometime, you just might find

You get what you need!

~Rolling Stones

What you want and what you actually need are two very different things. Something to consider when life feels unfair, people are a struggle and it's just plain hard. It's easy to fall into victim mode, right? And yes, some have tougher lives and life lessons than others, which always leaves us wondering why that is. But what if many or all of these so called obstacles or challenges are placed before us to help us grow and learn -- a gift, if you will. When I consider the difficult people in my own life -- the things that get triggered in me, the triggers I didn't know existed, the dark parts that get activated in response, as an example, I always find that I learn something important about myself. What I choose to do with that lesson is a different matter. Oh the messiness of life -- the love, the hate, the range between the two, so much confusion, conflict and ambivalence -- it's no wonder it feels safer to hide and protect yourself, rather than face vulnerability, pain and uncertainty.