Sometimes old people surprise you.
I recently met a man who didn’t seem very important; he was small, and thin, and dressed very simply. And yet, the energy was bursting out of him. It was his sense of presence.
He started telling me about himself, and at first it was hard to understand what he was talking about; he wasn’t speaking clearly, and he was rambling in a round-about way. I listened patiently, because a lot of times people have trouble understanding what I’m talking about too.
I realized he was telling me the story of his life, starting at the beginning. And what a story! Of Japanese descent, he’d been born and raised on a potato farm in Idaho. His strongest memory was of his mother telling him he needed to go to college.
He had no education, no experience, no money, no support. Plus he was Japanese which, at that time, was very difficult to be in the US. Back then, property was taken away. Japanese people had to live in internment camps.
For this man, the path was beyond challenging, and yet he continued. He went to college. Then he went to more college. Then he went to more. He ended up going from potato farmer to a Ph.D. in chemistry, and was professor for many years at a respected University.
This man didn’t show up to life with burning ambition, with goals, with manifestations and plans… society was too stacked against him for that. He just showed up, fully present, and let the Universe show him his path, one step at a time.
If you’re not sure you know your destiny, why not just let it unfold? Allow yourself to accept the reality that the biggest, best experiences can happen to you. Then get out of your own way, and let the Universe lead you.
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