Right Path?

pathThere are moments in your life where you just don’t know anymore where to go and how to get there. Where neither the direction nor the goal make any sense anymore. Have you ever been there?

I guess we all have… So often everything seems so clear, so straight forward, so obvious. We know who we are and where we want to go, which tools we want to use to get there. And then from one moment to the other we have no clue anymore. Either something throws us off or we just wake up and don’t see as clear anymore. Isn’t it crazy how things can change and throw us off?

I have often wondered if there are people who never get to such a point, who never reach that cross road and can’t decide which direction to choose and therefor just stand still, hoping to suddenly see clearer or get some help from the outside. I wonder if there are people who never stand in front of a huge obstacle and don’t know how to get passed. I wonder if there are people who feel as if their ride is smooth always.

pathI doubt it. Life is all about those cross roads and obstacles and doubts and turning points. It is about choosing a path without really knowing where it will lead you. And it is about all the decision we make on our way.

We choose a path and we grow while following it. We grow by encountering obstacles on our way and by overcoming them. We grow by realizing that we might have chosen the wrong path. Although moving forward, even if it is into the opposite direction, seems shear impossible in certain moments, we need to keep going. We need to believe and keep swimming.

Your path might seem straight forward but can still take a sudden turn. It can also seem steep and rocky but the moment you take a turn it might suddenly be smooth. So what if you stop moving forward? What if you are not walking on? You might never experience the smooth ride.

You never know what waits for you around the next corner. It’s just part of our life. It is the same for every one of us. And it makes life challenging, beautiful and worth living.

Not a rehearsal

11 thoughts on “Right Path?

  1. Exactly. That reminds me of a saying my partner keeps telling me: “Change is the only constant in this world” (or something like that lol – I’m such a bad pupil!)

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  2. I encountered such a moment. I was very near to completing my goal and only one small thing stood in my way but it was a difficult thing – a mountain to me in my mind. There was no way around this mountain, I had to climb it or admit defeat and give up the dream. Instead of climbing this mountain, I set up camp at the foot of it for years, refusing to give up but not ready to make the climb. Finally, due to the long delay and changes in my life, I had to make a decision. I climbed the mountain, reached the other side and achieved my goal and it was not nearly as difficult as I had made it out to be. Now, whenever I start to feel overwhelmed or uncertain of what to do – I think back to that mountain in my mind, I think of the accomplishment and I know that no matter what happens, I can succeed.

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  3. This happens to me all the time. One day, I think I have this whole thing called life figured out and then the next I am thinking what is my purpose in this world. I think sometimes I question my choices much more than is necessary, this is why I never sleep. Luckily, I have two great choices at home that I never second guess.

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  4. My husband likes to say ‘Don’t fall in love with the plan’. My favorite is ‘We adapt or we die’. I life changes at the speed of light & when an obstacle presents itself, we just need to find away around to reach our goal – or maybe even tweak the goal if that makes more sense. It’s good to have goals, but not necessarily good for them to become more important than living our lives. As you’ve said before – keep on swimming.

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