My lessons & experiences

Looking back on my life and if I had my time again, I would keep my lessons and change my experiences. That is my conclusion.

I have heard it said many times before that we choose the life we come into, but I know I would have chosen different experiences to the ones I have experienced, am experiencing. I would have wanted a life less difficult. If I could have learned my lessons without such traumatic experiences, then that would have been my choice.

I know my beliefs have paved the way for all that I know and all that I do. They have taught me everything I need to know so that I can live my life and have been instrumental in helping me understand my lessons and my life. I pride myself on my ability to understand and live with compassion and if that allows me to help other people, then that’s what I am happy to do.

As a child I already knew what my life was about and although my experiences have given me resolve, I still believe my resolve would have come in from less harsh avenues. My life’s not been easy.

In any event and there is no doubt in my mind, my beliefs have paved the way for me to live my life and for me to do what I do best.


22 Jul, 2014

4 thoughts on “My lessons & experiences

  1. If I could go back I really don’t think I would change much, maybe the way I acted on my own. I learned a lot in a short period of time.

    I was confined to my home basically, not being able to go out and do things with the few friends I had until I was about 17 years old. Then I acted out. I learned a lot at that time. Stuff my parents didn’t teach me and I have continued to learn since then that has led me to where I am today and who I am today.

    I do know that if I could change one thing I wouldn’t be a diabetic. My parents treated me different because of it and other kids also treated me different. I would have been a totally different person without the diabetes.

    1. Thanks Lisa. You wouldn’t have been who you are without Diabetes, in the same way I wouldn’t be who I am without CP, but I’m not sure the same applies to my childhood experiences to this point.

      I agree that for some of us our experiences are quite helpful in shaping who we are, but in my own case having gone through trauma in my childhood, it feels different. In some ways it has worked against me.

      I believe we can understand life’s lessons without having to go through traumatic experiences to do it. Any experience will show you that.

  2. I guess if you take the view that we are here to learn life’s lessons then to some extent the experiences that we encounter along the way are predetermined.

    I know what you mean. You would have preferred different experiences, with the same lessons. I think everyone would look at their lives and agree with that premise.

    Thankfully you look back and take positives from your formative years and use those to help others. Maybe that is why you had to go through what you did and without those experiences you would not be able to do what you do, how you do it today.

    1. Yes I do thank you. I agree with you that our lives are predetermined before we’re born, but still believe that we’re all more than capable of learning our lessons without having to go through trauma to do it.

      Not knowing I had Cerebral Palsy until the age of 46 brought me to this place of setting up and writing blogs for the CP Diary and in a way going through the experiences I have has helped to a certain extent, but my spiritual beliefs and understanding allow me to write about how we can make our lives better.

      I don’t believe anyone has to go through trauma to do that.

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