The human experience is lived daily from our actions and thoughts stemming from the lessons and observations of life. Most of what is learned is programmed from observations and emotions. They both drive us to the decisions made in every waking moment.
When we usually think of agreements, we think of a promise we made to others, a contract, a handshake, or offering a word of trust. An agreement is all of the previously mentioned, however we forget we made these agreements long before our incarnation on the planet.
We have created an instant gratification society, where everything is now. It may sound like an oxymoron in the Spiritual Community, since all we have is Now. Our actions in the Now (present moment) creates moments of long lasting gratitude. The sense of gratitude should be one of peace and joy, not one of anxiety and feeling rushed. By creating instant gratification, nothing feels genuine.
Trust is the core of our internal strength. Along with the energy of love, trust aides us in making life choices. The choices made come from the knowledge researched or internal knowing. It comes time where we just know what we know through trust. Trust is the beginning of faith. Trust allows us to makes decisions based on what we know and familiar with, while faith allows us to extend the trust we know to the unfamiliar.
The validation of progress is a measurement of our life's path. During the course of our over arching life we venture on many life paths, all connecting to the singular path of purpose. The life path chosen is one of personal destiny, one of where many lessons are learned, one where joy is found in the outcome and revelations. How do we measure our progress?
Life mysteries are experienced daily, swimming in the unknown is filled with surprises, yet filled with routine. We know we are going to wake up, brush our teeth, bathe, eat, commute to work, care for loved ones, work, and so on. These are the known variables in our life, the routine. It is what happens outside the routine where the unknown becomes known.
Creation surrounds us daily. With creation comes a story or history. We all have our own personal history allowing us to know more about ourselves to grow and have the opportunity to change who we are or became.