We stumble and fall through life just as a baby does as they begin to crawl, take their first steps and quickly embrace how running brings an incredible joy.
We wonder what babies would share about this joyful experience if they knew how to communicate this to us. Would they share that the joy of running is so great that they keep rushing from point A to point B?
Or, is the secret joys of life not found by running from point A to point B, instead slowing down and finding a new set of alphabet letters to help us get to our destination.
We go through life with road maps and envision the course of our life and keep thinking about what we should have done and many things that we should not have done. We do everything we can to make sure we get to that destination with the least amount of struggles. But, what is that destination and what will we do to get there?
For some of us we recognize that part of our journey is equipped with the tools to handle these struggles. We face adversity, we face frustration, we face health issues and we think we are the tour guides of our journey. But, are we?
I didn't realize until midlife that I was not in control of my destination and I was also not in control of how I handle my struggles. I also didn't understand that my body is reacting to many things and my logic has no idea how to handle some of this.
Spirituality, some of us have a great awareness of it and some of us have no idea how this impacts our journey. Most of my life I thought I didn't have any spirituality but I quickly realized it was with me all along but I was protecting it and understanding that it has been guiding me all along was an incredible awareness. I also realized this is helping me to see the doors that quickly close and the ones that open if I stay aware and keep trusting.
Standing in the spiritual ‘hallway’ of my life is a great place to be as I realize for the first time I really am the tour guide of my life as long as I quickly get back to my spiritual hallway and just listen. Being there allows me to listen to my intuitiveness and I can be guided to where those alphabet points are in my life’s journey that I never would have thought of or imagined.
So now, I am so delighted to be able to slow down and enjoy the scenery of my life’s journey now that I keep aware of all the doors that open and close to help me along my journey as I continue on the road to my destination. What I will find there will of course be a surprise but I have the trust and faith in myself to keep going back to my spiritual hallway for love, insight and guidance.
Hi my name is Linda and I created The Support Place Where HOPE Lives to offer human to human - heart to heart support to those who are looking for non clinical inspirational, motivational guidance. This blog has been created to share with others what has inspired and guided me through some life struggles. I am married to my teenage sweetheart and we have 7 beautiful children ages 14-28. My journey which I believe has been a spiritual one that I did not recognize at first, is one that I hope inspires not only my family but for others who are looking for some HOPE to work through your own life journey.