“We all have a set of personal instincts; to each and every one of us it is quite distinct.” – Astrid Hardjana-Large

We are all born as unique individuals on a journey to discover our life. We all begin with years filled with lessons and discoveries to facilitate our conception of the person we are meant to be. We all have the opportunity to learn from another, experiment with our abilities and determine what is best for our person.

We may travel with another but we will all react and learn in the ways meant for our person. As we both run down the road and encounter a pothole, I may choose to jump over the pothole before me to experience the strength of my legs and you may choose to run around it to avoid the muddy water and stay clean. We will still be together facing the same pothole and we will each have gained a new experience and different personal lesson to learn from. Should we continue to run and face another pothole, we will each have a new decision to make. Would I wish to jump again and hurt my legs or should I choose to run around it? Would you like to test your legs this time or do you wish to remain safe and run around? We will each make a decision based on our desires and our current senses and our decision will be for our person in the present moment.

Years down the road, I may meet the same person and recall how it was best to remain safe but if my friend chose to become a jumper then I will not be able to tell them that jumping is not best for them.  We all develop and progress with our own personal experiences and we are the only person who is able to see and feel what we go through. We are each distinct with our own set of personal instincts.