We need to learn that not all things are good for us, and some may harm us.
Not all things we learn will be good or meant for us. Some things are actually stumbling blocks in our journey rather than stepping stones.
Pay attention to the path that you go down. While it is good to forge new ones, we must be observant and recognize when the path is dangerous and puts you at risk.
Watch for signs that provide a warning or signal. Often, someone else has tried and recognized the danger or been hurt, failed, etc., and they leave behind signs to prevent others from following.
Think of it like this, while we can eat many things grown in the ground, we cannot eat everything. Some berries, fruits and plants are poisonous and could kill us. It is up to us to know which ones and to tread with caution.
The best gauge is your intuition or instinct. If your gut tells you something is wrong, it usually is. This is not to be confused with fear.
There is a healthy fear that warns us of danger to keep us safe, and then there is fear of failure, being abandoned, unloved, etc. It is in your best interest to recognize which is which.
There are many ways to check if what you are doing is right and will lead you where you want to go. Yes, there will be stumbling blocks, and you may trip if you aren’t prepared or paying attention, but when you are, you can step over or around them.
The same goes for people. There will be trustworthy, genuine people who will love you for who you are and then there will be those who want you for only what you can give them. Whether it be inflating their ego, making them feel power over you, or someone hanging on to your shirt strings for a free ride, some are not good for us.
Learn to recognize who helps you shine. These are the ones who love you without the want of something in return, cheer you on and support you. They are also the ones who will tell you when you are doing something wrong. Not, because they want to see you fail, but because they see you are going down a dangerous road.
As a child, we take everything in. We learn either because we fall or because we are warned. For example, we fall and keep trying until we can stand because we are under the watchful eyes of our parents, who will make sure we don’t hurt ourselves. We hear and learn don’t touch the hot stove, or we will get burned.
As adults, the lessons become more complex, and the signs and warnings are not always as clear, but they are there. It is up to us to ensure we have guidance or instructions so we can learn to do things correctly. You wouldn’t jump out of an airplane without a parachute and some instruction on what to do and how to land.
Life is a wondrous thing, meant to bring joy and growth, but we must also understand that not all things are good.
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