Did you choose the life you are living or did life choose you? So many people are miserable because they are living the life someone else told them they should be living. Life, in fact, is a journey ~ it’s a journey of self discovery. It’s also a healing journey. One of awe and experimentation. Achievements, failures, and choices. Struggles, triumphs and changes. Many of us are afraid to step out of our comfort zones and dare to be true to ourselves mostly because we are afraid of the unexpected. We are afraid of change. We are afraid of failure. But what if you took that “leap of faith” and landed on your feet exactly where you want to be? You will never know until you try.
In recent months, I’ve been feeling the urge to be FREE. Free from boundaries, free from restrictions. In the back of my mind, my soul craves space and the ability to float and simply BE. Where am I going? I have no idea; and I feel that is ultimately not up to ME. But embracing the need to have freedom to roam about the planet is what has been driving me and as soon as I started to focus on having that ONE feeling (three months ago) it was only a matter of time before it started to become a reality.
I walked away from the life I had been living for the past 7 years and the city which I have called home since 1985. It just wasn’t working for me anymore. Everything had become a struggle, everything I tried to hold onto seemed to close its doors on me. I was faced with the decision and had to ask myself “Do I want to continue struggling and fight for the life I think I should be living, or do I simply let go of what I have been holding onto and embrace freedom from these restrictions and allow the space for my dreams to come into my life?” Yes, it is a scary choice to make but as with any choices we must make in life it all boils down to “which way is easiest?” It doesn’t have to make sense in our minds, as it’s usually our minds that over-analyze and complicate matters anyway.
So I jumped into the abyss of the unknown but had faith and trust I was doing what was right for my souls journey. I cannot see the end picture, however, and that’s ok because I can feel that I am on the right track and as long as I keep following my heart and pursuing whatever excites me I will continue to be allowed to “float” and be free – and be happy. The more I continue to step forward the more opportunities present themselves to me.
This is why it is so important that we do not judge others for the decisions they are making in their lives. It may not make sense to you but it makes perfect sense to them! What we think is right for everyone else might only be right for ourselves. We have to learn to trust the voices, the signs and the path to divine peace for our own lives. Sooner or later each one of us will be faced with these choices so just remember when your time comes that you have to do what is right for you, and all any of us can really do is continue to love and support one another and allow each individual to pursue their dreams.