Today seems to be a day of introspection. I am slowing down enough to see that what I thought was my vision might not be my vision at all. In fact, as I type this, a vision board is in the making next to me. I seemed to have some resistance around even making it this morning. Hmmm, interesting.
There have been a few deaths around me lately, a friend’s Dad, a young man who was simply mountain biking on vacation, certainly lots in the news, etc. It makes me stop and go, hmmmmm. It all comes down to that – death. If I knew I only had a few years left, how would I want to spend those? This is where the vision questing comes in. Am I on the right path? Should I even look at life like that? Do I need to be in the present more?
My life has drastically changed in the last year. It’s even changed a lot in less than a year. Big, big shifts. Good, bad and in between. Let me take the bad out of there because I no longer am using words like negative and bad as there is always something to learn from things.
I was in a workshop the other day where the moderator had us do gratitudes for things that may not have been in our life plans: divorce, deaths, job loss – you get the picture. There were a few eye rolls (not from me, as I could see where she was going with this), a few groans and a few looks like deer in the headlights. What? How can we have gratitude for loss?
Once everyone started to do the exercise, I could see the shift in the room. Oh yeah, there are things to be grateful from that divorce. I now know where my next path in life will come. I am grateful for my child that came from said marriage. I am grateful for the opportunity I had to live in various places across the globe because of my husband’s job. I could go on but think you get the picture. What a cool way to look at things, right?
As you can see, today is one of those days of deep thought, clearing my energy out and thinking about what I really want out of this one life I have. It’s comforting to know that I can start each day fresh and go from there. I can live in the present and start each day in thought about what my next right steps might be.
Until My Next Adventure,