Necessary stepping stones

Each experience we have been through, or will go through, is preparation for the next stage in our lives. Some of these phases might feel meaningless, “a waste of our time,” and completely the opposite of where we want the trajectory of our lives to go. But our higher self knows what our ego does not, that we would be ill-prepared to advance to certain phases, or certain seasons of life, without having the necessary preparatory work we need “under our belts.” These seasons are stepping stones, and ultimately, if we surrender to learning all we can while in them, they can, unknowingly, be our set-ups for our future.