So I wrote about Preparedness and Luck and realized something was missing from it. Sometimes we decide we want or need something and life doesn't give it to us. It can be the extreme – I want an Oscar and a movie star career – or completely ordinary – I want a baby. Whatever it is, the desire is heartfelt and true, but the reality doesn't come.
Now we have to ask ourselves, why are we not getting what we so desire? The baby is actually a better example than the Oscar and fame – actually very few people get Oscars and fame, but the vast majority can have babies, if they want. So if that is your wish, why can’t you have it?
|Ariel Brearly, Eve Interrupted|
Then you have to ask the difficult questions – what is the life lesson I am expected to learn here? I have preparedness but luck isn't coming to me, there is something I need to learn. It will be a struggle to learn, because most life lessons are. But whether it is acceptance or dealing with control issues, or even that you are not with the right person, (this is not to imply by any means that this is your particular story, these are just random examples) or whatever lesson that you need to learn around this area, the issue will not resolve, the luck will not come, until the lesson is learnt.
|Shuranda Ann Kumara, Compassion Hug|
But it also means, once the lesson is learnt, that particular issue goes away, and your energy starts to flow the way you want it to again, until the next life lesson emerges.