Who Knows Best?

The other day I was thinking about how my life has panned out (so far) and I was laughing to myself because when I was younger I had these strong ideas about who I was going to be and what job I would have.

Until the end of my first year at uni I was completely dedicated to my plan of becoming a Barrister (a specialist court room lawyer for my American friends) and I met many other people on the same course who wanted to do the same thing (and most have gone on to achieve it). What was making me laugh, as I thought about those plans I had for my future, was that I really thought I knew best … but as always – I didn’t.

I believe strongly that the universe has a plan for us and try as we might, we can only deter from our path to our own discomfort. I always knew what I was supposed to do with my life, well the gist anyway … I would be working with energy, speaking in public, writing, training and rejoicing in the magic that is all around us. But as a teenager I tried to rebel and forge my own path playing to my academic strengths and love of a good debate. It’s laughable really because from everything I know about being a Barrister I wouldn’t have enjoyed it so even if I had followed my plan, I’d have probably given it up as soon as I could.

So this post is a personal reminder to myself that the universe knows best… and so we may aswell sit back and enjoy the journey. I for one will continue to focus on my gifts and be fully present in who I am and who I’ve always been. And I’m pretty sure as I read that back, it’s probably good advice for most of us.

Out of interest… what did you want to be when you were a teenager?

6 thoughts on “Who Knows Best?

  1. Hi Fiona, I’m so glad you took the path that you did! You really do have a gift for warmth and connection and spirituality and I feel blessed even just opening up your blog and reading a new post 🙂 I’m sure the academic experience had its place in your life too, even if you weren’t meant to take it any further. Thanks for the reminder, too, to sit back and enjoy the journey. I feel out of my depth more often than I’d like with my intuition and path in life, and I feel more relaxed and content with your reminder that the universe (or God, for me) knows best and life will unfold and work out as it is meant to. Thanks for your great post!

  2. I thought I would be an artist, then a teacher when I was a kid. By the time I was a teen, I wasn’t so sure. I’m still not 🙂

    For me, I believe everything happens for a reason, kind of like you and the universe’s plan. If I really fail at something, there’ll be a reason, even if I can’t see it at the time. Settling into that belief has helped me through a lot, and when I look back, I can see in hindsight how things actually did line up.

    • It’s lovely looking back and marvelling at how everything seemed destined 🙂

      I try to remind myself of that when I’m going through a tricky day … 🙂

  3. During my lifetime so far I have wanted to be a lollypop lady, a ballerina, a dietician, a teacher and various other things! I never had any aspirations to do what I do now but I don’t mind because Even if it is just a diversion for now, I agree that the universe will eventually take me back onto the right path.

    • Absolutely! and all diversions usually teach us something useful along the way or help us save up enough money to reach the next goal or cause us to meet an important person for our future.

      I believe and trust and I’m pleased you do too,xx

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