Take A New Path (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 247)
“When you find your path, you must ignore fear. You need to have the courage to risk mistakes. But once you are on that road… run, run, run, and don’t stop til you’ve reached its end.”
— José N. Harris
If you dread tomorrow, you may want to consider a change in direction. Rarely do we have everything figured out perfectly. And sometimes, what is even more rare is that we don’t have anything figured out all. If you find that you dread the next morning, the next day, the next week, month, or year, listen to what your dissatisfaction is telling you. It could be just the impetus you need to do an about face.
We learn as we go. As we take action, we discover things that we can improve on and we accept thing at which we have done the best we could do at the time. Our dissatisfaction with a certain area of our lives or a direction that is no longer productive can be the guiding force to get us to change course. The most difficult thing to do is to change — to take a new direction, to light a candle after the old one has dimmed, to get a blank sheet of paper and start all over again.
Sometimes we look for answers in far too many places. Really the answers we need have never been so close as right in from of us. We’ve been programmed to stay safe, watch our back, and stay within our comfort zone. But when you become bored and can’t seem to get out of your way, one of the best things you can do is take a hike away on a new and different pathway.
For too many people, over half of their lives is spent doing things that are comfortable. But what we really should be doing is things that are courageous. The things that take our breath away and that causes us to wow ourselves are the things we should be pursuing. We weren’t created to be disillusioned and dispassionate about worthy things. Faith infuses us with passion and light to find a new and different path — to freedom, to hope, and to joy.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”