Have you ever felt sad or let down when life didn’t work out the way you planned? A job you wanted and didn’t get, a relationship that didn’t gel, or something you were excited about that never materialized?
Disappointments happen, and it can be tough to feel joy-filled when it seems as if the doors of opportunity in your life are closing around you.
There is, however, a different way to look at this. Doors often close to protect you from what’s on the other side.
It can be difficult, in the moment, to be grateful for closed doors, but the Universe has an uncanny way of protecting you from things that won’t serve your best and highest self.
It sometimes takes distance to recognize that what you thought you wanted might not have been in your best interest.
Living in the now means releasing regret over past disappointments, optimizing the opportunities presenting in your life now, and recognizing that something better is on its way.
In the big picture, if you go back and examine all those closed doors, I’ll bet you’ll notice that more often than not, not getting what you thought you wanted was the best thing that could have ever happened.
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