9 Ramadan 2018: Just Not Meant to Be

I’m a great believer in the idea that if it’s meant to be, it will be. – Ricky Whittle

We often don’t have a problem with accepting the positive unintended or intended goals we accomplish. It becomes a bit more tricky when trying to accept the intended goals we don’t accomplish.

Yes, we can analyse and understand what went wrong. We can re-assess our path and aim for a slightly different approach, but during that journey, we are often restless, angry, and annoyed, trying to understand why it didn’t work out.

What I found was that while this analysis makes us grow, it is important to approach it with peace deep in our hearts and the only way this can be accomplished is by admitting that some things are just not meant to be.

I have been two days late on my 9 Ramadan post, and while I worked on it night and day, I was getting restless, angry and annoyed as I just could not publish it. No matter what I did, reviewing words, attaching a different image, changing the quote, it just would not get done and nothing I did gave me peace. It was a post on accepting others and it just didn’t speak to what I honestly had in my heart, so I simply decided to delete the draft and quickly realised that it was just not meant to be.

What was meant to be however, as simple as it sounds, is the associated learning that I wanted to share with you.

While I am not advocating that we give up on our dreams and goals, what I am saying is that we need to simply decide to accept that it may not materialise the way we expect, at a specific point in time, it just might not be meant to be for now.

On this blessed day … what I know for sure is that I am meant to share with you what you are reading right now … this, was meant to be.

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