Stop, Look, and Listen
for your Lessons in Life
Did you know that every person you come in contact with is there to help you with one of your life’s lessons? Some people will enter your life for just a few moments, some for a few days, some for a few months, and some for many years. All of these people have one thing in common – they are there to help you with one of the lessons you need to learn in your life.
There is an ancient saying that “No man is my friend, no man is my enemy, every man is my teacher.” When you choose to look at everyone you meet as a teacher, you will then be able to stop, look, and truly listen to what these people have to say. You will hear the guidance and direction you need to take for your next step in your life journey.
So many of us go through life not really seeing or hearing others. We are so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the times that we don’t have a clue as to what signs and guidance we may be missing. Many times we are the “walking unconscious”. This means we go through portions of our lives unaware of our surroundings. In this state of mind we will miss some valuable guidance.
When you don’t stop and really listen to others, you will miss the guidance and wisdom that may make your life much better. You may miss the signs that could save you a lot of time and grief later on. You may miss the wisdom needed to make better decisions each step of the way. You may continue to repeat your mistakes. You may continue to “spin your wheels” without getting anywhere or making any real progress. You may feel stuck, confused and hopeless.
So much of your time and energy could be saved and used more productively if you would only stop, look, and listen for your lessons in life. For example: The next time a friend or acquaintance recommends a book to read pay attention. Take note and get the recommended book and read it. There may be a lesson for you in the words of the book. I always get the book if two different people recommended it to me. That is always my sign that there is something in the book that I need to know that will guide me in some way. When someone recommends something to you pay attention. There is a lesson to be learned. If you hear the same message repeated by someone else you can be sure you need to listen and learn your life lesson.
Everyone you meet is a teacher for you even if it’s just for the moment. Stop what you are doing and open up your ears and heart to hear the messages that are being sent to you through others. When something goes wrong, learn from it. When something goes well, learn from it. Find your lessons around you. Your life’s journey will be much simpler and less stressed when you choose to stop, look, listen, and learn from everyone you meet.
Be thankful for your lessons, learn from them, and then move on to your next life lesson. Enjoy your ever evolving and enlightening journey.
“Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and
these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize
with the nature of our dominating thoughts.” Napoleon Hill