Plod on Course
You’ll find that you have to re-orient yourself often, and that the road doesn’t necessarily become easier to follow at first. Just as if you were lost in the middle of the woods with no map and only your guts, you’ll find yourself stumbling onto many crossroads without the slightest clue as to which is the one that leads to the “right” destination, but fear not.
You are now on the right path, the path to self actualization, and the destination is not the most important aspect of this path, in fact, it is the journey. If you make a few wrong turns, don’t fret, at least you’re no longer running around in circles on a stationary wheel, you’re on an adventure, YOUR adventure. On this road there is no right or wrong, you are now exploring the depths of your subconscious and it has a lot to teach you if you’re willing to listen. The only wrong turn you can make is to silence it once more.
It’s easier than it might seem to delve back into old habits and so it’s important to start each day fresh with a reminder of your intention to find a bit more of your way that day. To make another effort, to take another step.
Lately I’ve found the book Awakening: A Daily Guide to Conscious Living by Shakti Gawain. I start every morning by reading whatever short message she has for the day. Sometimes I don’t understand what I’ve read for a few days, but it doesn’t matter. That’s how I remember my intention each morning to stay true to myself and my commitment to consciously finding my way through this life.
Use anything that makes sense to you. It could be as simple as playing a song that touches your heart, or holding an item you found the last time you really felt clarity. Whatever it is, start your day by reminding yourself of your intentions, acknowledging that the road isn’t always easy, being strong and staying true to your promise to yourself to take charge of your life.
I hope this can help those of you out there who need a nudge to light up what currently seems like a dark, confusing, and chaotic mess.
I hope that it can also help those of us who are not as confused but could use a little focus.
If you have your own measures or stories related to this post please feel free to share as your thoughts will surely touch and help other souls reading this post. Don’t be shy, there are only two types of people, those who know they are, or have been, lost, and those who will figure it out later.