“For every thing you have missed, you have gained something else; and for every thing you gain, you lose something.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Are you kidding me? You want me, Starbucks extra shot, non-fat milk, sugar-free vanilla syrup gal, to read Emerson? And understand the essay?? I’m not gonna lie. I may not understand all of it but it becomes very clear that there is something for everything in life. The duality cannot be ignored. It’s as simple a day and night, man and woman, odd and even and motion and rest. Carrying this simplicity forward, of course you will miss something when you gain something and just as easily, when you gain something there is a loss.
When I internalize this and delve further into some of the other ideas I’ve learned through Master Key, it makes more sense why I have been told over and over to show a sacrifice in my DMP. And to make it clear. Subby needs the clarity of a 6 year old and how can I possibly gain anything without giving anything in return. It is simply logical. Now I need to embrace my gains, be they large or small. And welcome my losses whatever they may be. Those silly little “inspirational quotes” on Facebook that allude to getting something better when you lose something may not be far off.
Detach…detach…new blueprint….new blueprint…Yes, there is a internal struggle that is finding some peace through vision, reading Og and realizing I do not need to be sad to let go of the things I “lose”. I grip on to the faith of my new blueprint and the gains I am assured at reaching as I continue on my journey through the Master Keys. Thank you Emerson. I always keep my promises!
Great Blog Post Nicole !
The Struggle is real but the rewards are greater.
Keep going and keep growing
Emerson was an acquired taste for me too! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your perspective on the link between loss and gain!
Way to go!
Nicole, good for you for gripping onto your new blueprint. From your blog rover friend John.