October 16, 2010
Acrylic on Paper
“Experience” reminds us to learn from all of our encounters in life (good and / or bad) so that we may enrich our souls spiritually and achieve more meaning in life. Get out there and try something new! Moreover, try realizing all the things you have been doing in your daily livelihood. Every experience counts, but only if you realize the significance of those events or actions and take a second to think about the positive and negative influences that they have on your life and the lives of those around you.
We go through different types of experiences in life. Some are quick encounters and others are long-term. Either can be just as significant as the other when it comes to forming your future. A particular experience can last only moments but be so shocking that they last a lifetime. Others may go on for months or years, but if you are sidetracked with something else, you may not feel like you’ve gained anything and just wasted time.
Look Back On Your Experiences So You Can Move Forward
As long as you look back on whatever you’ve done from time to time in your life, that experience can prove to have a positive and profound effect on how you shape your mind for the future. If you find that you’ve wasted time doing something you are not interested in, you may realize that you never want to get caught in that situation again. In that case, your will is strengthened and it becomes easier to make meaningful decisions going forward. You may also discover that that “stagnant” period was crucial to creating the timing you needed for an important opportunity to come along.
Everything we do every day, every sound we hear, vision we see, every person we interact with and every breath we take influences our personalities and our future (as well as those of the souls around us). Experience, repeat, experience, repeat, and do it again! (8 of 8 in #146 For the Kids)
Want to know more?
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho (Author)
I highly recommend this book!
I have read most of Paulo Coelho’s books and this remains one of my favorites. It is the story of a young boy who boldly seeks out his dreams. He has many experiences along the way and all are just as important, if not more important than actually reaching his goal.