As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that the other day I asked some questions, with a personal reflection. Sometimes it is important to do a self-check, focusing upon where you are at in life, and if this the life that you imagined for yourself. This task is important, because we tend to forget about the self. Even when we are striving to reach a goal, we have to think: what is it all for, why, and what was the goal intended for in the first place? With this type of reflection, we also begin to reflect on our paths, are they the ones we desired or not? This is the thing about life, we plan, think, desire, choose. Sometimes things work out as we have planned, and sometimes they do not. If they do then great. If they don't, then this should never mean to give up or not to try. If what you sought is important, it will continue to remain important, and will manifest itself in one shape, form, how it was imagined or intended. If one's path has been delayed, twisted, turned into another route, then let it be. What is mean't for you will arrive, the important factor is to continue to try. Sometimes newness, hault's, set-backs will try our patience, determination, and strength, but it is better than not trying.
They say that the greatest teacher is life itself. I agree with this thought. One thing that I have learned through the lessons of life, is that if you ever leave yourself out of your hopes / dreams / goals / desires, you think you might be ok, but the truth is you won't. Weather you are a mother, father, or any being, if you leave yourself out, you won't be happy. This may sound selfish, but it is not. Truly the only way we can give back to those we love, care about, family, friends, relatives, communities, or even just one other person, is if we ourselves feel nourished in body, mind, spirit, soul, for the earthly desires we seek, and what one has hoped for the self, including those we love.
In simple words what am I saying? Self-developement does not cease at a certain age or life stage. It continues in varied amounts, evolving from the day we are born, to our very least breath.