I listened to an etherial TED Talk by David Whyte called, A lyrical bridge between past, present, and future at the moment I needed to be reminded of the following, paraphrased by my heart:
- The moment we simply stand in our present life looking at the horizon that pulls us, we are the journey.
- The road will be seen, then unseen, as if to make it seem that we walk on air (by faith), only to reappear and hold us when we think we're about to fall.
- And along the way, in speaking in the voice by night that becomes a prayer for safe arrival. until one day, you realize that what you wanted, had actually already happened, long ago, in the dwelling place before you began
- At the end of the road, we see a simple reflection of ourselves where the supposed arrival is actually a kind return to the beginning at the same time, as we take ourselves on a journey to only become more fully of who we have always been.
- At one point, we get to choose to abandon the shoes (lessons and guidance of others) that brought us to that place where the road ends, not because we give up, but we find another way to tread on no matter what, onwards, in a way that we find is our unique way.
I hope all of us come to that divine moment, where you walk ahead of your shadow instead of following it onward, lead by a way that leaves no other logical choice other than to move onward. Because agreeing to stay in the same place becomes a true expression of insanity where our true power is given away to others' paradigms that don't include your better good.