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Written and Narrated by Marie T. Russell.

Each one of us is unique -- not only in physical appearance, but our emotions, thoughts, and dreams are also unique. Thus, when we choose to be true to the path of our Higher Self, that won't look like anyone else's path. There will be similarities of course, but our path is uniquely ours.

No one can teach us what it is or even really how to get there. Others can help us discover our "inner workings", they can provide examples, tools, suggestions, but we are the only ones who can truly know what is "right" for us. It either feels right or it doesn't.

Unfortunately, for the most part, our educational system has not been geared to teach us any of these life skills. We've learned how to read books, but not "read" our hopes and dreams. We've learned to count numbers, but not to discover the mathematics of also creating an abundant life of joy, love and a feeling of wholeness. We've experienced being with others in a classroom setting, but not necessarily been taught the skills to relate to others with compassion and love. 

For these non-physical skills, we have usually had to rely on the "school of life", which some people experience as the school of hard knocks. But, every challenge we go through has a gift, otherwise known as a life lesson. And sometimes it seems that the harder experiences are the ones with the greater lessons. 

However, another tool in the "school of life" is serendipity, sometimes called "coincidence" or "luck". Things or people that can assist us on our journey are presented to us, at times very subtly at at other times more forcefully, and we get to choose whether to pay attention... or not. I have found that following serendipity is what makes my life go more smoothly and joyfully.

Being willing to follow the guidance that is always present, in a variety of ways, is what makes our life's journey much less of a struggle. Sometimes the guidance comes in something you read or see. At other times it is something you hear, either from a friend, or even someone you don't know, who just "happens" to mention something that could be useful to you on your journey. 

Opening our eyes, ears, and heart to the world around us, as well as the world inside of us, will help guide us on the path of our life's unique journey...

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Narrated by Marie T. Russell,

Article inspired by:

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by Jane Delaford Taylor and Manoj Vijayan.

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About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

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