Even now, I still look sideways to see how my path compares to others. You know, how much braver others are, how much more smooth their presentations are, how bright their truth shines....and then my eyes lower as I murmur to myself, "I'm not even close to that."
Regardless if you're on a personal mission or just trying to get through another meeting at work, if you ever feel that sideways glance to see how you're doing compared to others, feel your heart tug you back to yourself...it's not a race nor is your path supposed to look like anyone else's. It's yours alone. And it is absolutely perfect and beautiful for you.
My path is steep and rocky in its own way, another's may be slippery and fast, and someone else's may be sad and alone. We're all given different tasks so that our beautiful victory can mesh with everyone else's triumphs.
So, after frowning a bit at my path, I've realized how perfect mine is for me and what it a gift it is, even if it's a work in progress.
So, I just remember to keep going. and to savor all of it
I took this photo of my husband trekking up a steep sand dune in Pismo Beach. He found his own tracks rather than stepping into another hiker's tracks even though we were all walking towards the same destination.