"You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking."
~ Maya Angelou

August 1, 2013

Not Everyone Will Understand...

by Daniel Jacob, MSW: Founder of Can You Hear Me?

"Life is a journey with problems to solve, lessons to learn, 
but most of all, experiences to enjoy."

Not everyone will understand...  It's yours to decide, how you see it and what it truly means that is.  We all have a story and a path that has taken us on our own individual journey.  This life learning process is where my writing takes me this week, inspired from a post I recently shared on one of my other support platforms.  There is a certain type of order that goes into how I decide and select my outreach.  I look for value, meaning that others can identify with and thus learn from.  My goal is to empower and support and my outreach reflects this.  Therefore, when I noticed that this recent post reached the hundreds, I embraced the idea that someone out there was listening and an opportunity to further empower and support was available!

Not everyone will understand...  That's OK they don't have to, but what they can receive is an opportunity to learn through your eyes in manner that will transform and inspire.  On that note I have decided to write a letter to my fellow travelers.  My own opportunity to share my thoughts on the process of this journey, one that has allowed me to learn from yesterday, so that I can live, give and receive with each new day!

Dear Fellow Traveler,

Do you remember those moments when you were a young kid and you dreamed about what your future would look like?  Where you would live, who you would love, what you would do for work, how you would get there...  Then one day you did get there and it seemed like a different dream, one that didn't look anything like what you had envisioned.  You weren't disappointed though because you had the awareness and insight to understand the value within the process that it took to move you here, it was part of the journey...

Our journey, one that not everyone will understand has endless opportunity.  However, if you are unable to see the growth, learning and wisdom that come as a result of overcoming challenge, change, and choice then you may be looking for a destination and not...  There is a reason why the path that you have been on for sometime now has lead you left, right, forwards and backwards.  You see, without the uncertain and unknown you would have completed the trek.  The only thing though is that there is no finish line, you have to embrace the journey to understand the process.  Not everyone will understand, but that's OK because what you have received is the ultimate reward.  In fact what you have accomplished thus far on your journey may have allowed you that opportunity to love, live and work in manner that you never imagined.  Guess what?  The journey is not over, not by a long shot!

Not everyone will understand, but if you can choose and allow yourself to recognize what you have versus what you just don't need, than your journey will continue to move you forward and towards... The process is exactly that, one that you must trust, be patient with, strive to learn from, give to and you will receive as you deserve.  I wish you nothing but the best as you continue on with yours, may you keep on breathing well with your head up and heart open.  Oh, one more thing and please don't forget this, life is the journey!


About Author


Daniel Jacob, MSW Email
Founder of Can You Hear Me? External Field Instructor at University of Southern California School of Social Work MSW@USC. Daniel has a Masters in Social Work (Families and Children Practice/School Social Work). He is currently nearing the completion of the LCSW testing process. More about the man behind the mission ⇢

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