Wisdom Day 55
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Wouldn’t it be interesting to look back at the experiences you’ve had in your life without judgment and without labeling them good or bad? From this lofty place at the midpoint in our lives, we’ve noticed in looking back that, ironically, good things often came from “bad” experiences, and sometimes bad things from “good.” It really seemed to us that the road we’re on in life can end very suddenly, and as we come smack up against a bright new yellow road sign, there is often no other choice but to “turn here.” We would be foolish to label these detours good or bad. In the end, our experience has been that we are the women we are today because we’d been forced to make these turns onto new and better paths.
~ Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff ~
It seems that life, with all of its twists and turns, continually presents us with one fork in the road after another. Just when we’re traveling comfortably along our life path, we come to an end of one road and are invited [read: required??] to choose to turn left, or right, or to stand still or to turn around and go back where we came from.
And if I’m being honest, sometimes the “right” choice is anything but abundantly clear or even remotely desirable. Let’s face it: sometimes our “choice” is more a choice of the lesser of “evils”. And, then again, sometimes our choice is actually an embarrassment of riches when each option seems equally desirable.
In either case, the moment of decision can scare or intimidate us to the point of becoming a deer in the head lights. On the other hand, that moment may kick our decision-making process into overdrive until we think ourselves into a corner; a corner best known as inaction where the logical head overshadows the intuitive wisdom of the heart.
But the most terrifyingly liberating moment is when we are faced with an end of one road with no identifiable paths to choose from. In truth, that moment actually presents us with the greatest chance of spiritual growth. In that moment, we are invited to create our own new path to our best self.
Sometimes we have to push past fear, uncertainty and the comfort of the familiar because the choice is a simple and singular one — to choose to grow, to evolve, and to transform our selves by putting all that we’ve learned from past blessings and lessons into active practice to create the life we truly desire.
So what’s the best way to forge ahead? I suspect there are as many answers to that question as there are people faced with the decision to fearlessly create and embrace the best life that awaits them. But here’s a suggestion:
When we find a road sign in our path and we know we have to “turn here,” we take a deep breath and get ready to walk through our fear. We now understand that this is simply a new opportunity on our adventure to being the best women we can be. ~ Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff
Ready? Set? Deep breath … GO!
Be well … & WISE!
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