If we could see our lessons before we come to face them, we would avoid heartache and sorrow. We should not avoid them, though, because they aid our growth. They are a collection of valuable experiences that we cannot do without. Sometimes others can see our future problems before they arise. They see the warning signs with great clarity. Out of concern, they make recommendations, and they highlight a path that avoids trauma and disappointment. You will not hear their words. This is not due to stubbornness or ignorance. You don’t listen because you’re approaching lessons that are perfectly tailored to who you are as an individual. Why deny yourself an experience that will increase your understanding of yourself and the world around you? Therefore, you leap into problems that others may have avoided. These lessons belong to you, and that is why you’re blind to the gathering storm. The greatest oracle may perceive all your lessons but will always be blind to her own. We all are.