Someone said that if you don't get it right the first time, you will have to repeat it again and again until you do. Lessons. Lessons will keep presenting themselves until you learn what you need to learn. A teacher will always present themself. It may be the same teacher or a different one, but the lesson will not go away until you learn it!
So it goes that I am still learning some of these lessons that I think I have either learned or decided to abandon. Then it turns out I haven't learned them, or, having maybe learned most of it, I find I fall back into the pre-lesson state and voila, another teacher appears and its time to learn again.
Okay. I believe that life is all about lessons. But its the curriculum we have some control over. AHA! I think Oprah would definitely call this an "Aha Moment". I choose whether I want to learn the lessons presented or choose something else. Funny thing, though, that lesson that has presented itself is very patient. It waits, sometimes quietly, sometimes tapping its fingers, sometimes sneaking up behind you and jumping on your back until you pay attention and learn.
You would think after all these many years on earth I would have learned the lesson about, well, learning lessons when they are presented. You can't ignore them. They will get you one way or another. One lesson I have just learned again is that if I don't just do what I am moved to do, I won't do it. Duh. Just do it. And sometimes, no most of the time, it requires saying no to other things. Some of those things might be things you might feel obligated to do, things you cannot avoid, things you might even enjoy while doing them. That is when the lesson of setting priorities and sticking to them comes to the fore.
And as I write this blog, (one of my things I want to do), I realize I feel so much better having done it!. And that's the joy of lessons learned...it feels so good to have learned them. No matter how many times you have to learn them!