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As I was enjoying the sights, I happened to look across into the distance and saw this particular view.
It isn’t the prettiest one but it WAS the most mesmerising and I’ll tell you why.
Do you see the path that starts at the bottom of the town in between some houses? The winding one that goes all the way to the top?
Well, if you were to stand at the bottom of that hill and look up, you would have NO idea where that path was going to lead you, or even what it looked like.
All you would see is the start and it might be enough to put you off because unless you saw signs somewhere, you wouldn’t know how long it would take to get there or if it even DID go somewhere.
What if you risked it and got lost? Or it started raining and you got soaked. Or if you ran out of food?
So some would just shake their head and walk around the lake instead cos then at least they’d see where it was taking them.
But some of you?
You’d think “Cool! The path looks like it’s been used before so I’m sure it’s safe and will get me SOMEWHERE. I trust that if there was a bear in the woods that there would be a sign somewhere but it looks pretty good to me.”
And off you’d go on an adventure!
You’d walk and walk and once you got to the top, you’d be rewarded with beautiful views, stunning scenery and perhaps an amazing sunset. And you’d be so very glad you took that chance.
What you decide to do, is how you’ll experience life in most cases.
Because you see, that path is pretty much like life. You can’t see what’s on the other end, all you can see is the road ahead of you, one step at a time. You’ll never know exactly what to expect no matter how well you plan. All you can do is be prepared, and get going.
And here’s the deal: from the other side, the path / your life looks clear as DAY!
Once you get there and look back, you’ll see how it winds to the right, then to the left, then it’s straight for a while, then a quick turn here and one there… it meanders through with a myriad experiences along the way. A few flowers here, some thorns there.
And if you never walked that path, you’d never see the flowers for fear of the thorns. You wouldn’t see that it was always going somewhere even when you didn’t think it was.
This was a pretty incredible lesson in trust and ‘hindsight’ that I got that day.
What if you took this to heart?
What if you trust that even though you don’t know where a particular action / path / decision will lead you, that it WILL lead somewhere? And that even if the road doesn’t seem clear and straight, it IS going exactly where you want to go?
I’ll tell you what it would give me – faith and trust in a divine plan.
Especially in those times when I’m not sure where I’m headed and wondering if I’m on the wrong path (can you relate to this?).
Imagine trusting, that in spite of our short sightedness, there is a bigger vision ahead and if all we did was to just show up and keep going, one day we’d know what it was all about. And till then? A plethora of experiences await to partner you on this journey!
I’ll leave you to think about this..
- Is there something you’ve been wanting but scared to do / ask for cos you couldn’t see what, where or how it would work out?
- Can you allow the knowledge that, no matter what it seems like, you ARE on the right track, help you take that step?
- What if everything really, truly was just as it was supposed to be – what would you do next?
Would love to hear some of your experiences about when you took action without knowing what was going to happen, and how it all turned out. Or just anything you feel compelled to share around this topic – I know you’ve got something there so lets hear it. Thanks in advance for reading, commenting and being here!