On the Good Fortune of Not Getting What I Want

April 27, 2015 3:50 AM

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On the Good Fortune of Not Getting What I Want

I used to think that when I didn't get what I wanted in life it was because I hadn't earned it yet or I didn't deserve it. Now I think that the Universe has a greater plan for me than I can even imagine. It is also clear to me now that the things that I hope for are far less important than what I gain from NOT getting them.

For example, when I was in my 20s I went through a phase of writing children's stories and poems. I sent a couple out to a few publishing houses and... nothing. I could have done more, but I don't think it would have made a difference because I don't think it was my time. I was desperate to be publi...

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