Where Do We Go From Here?

So how do we find our bliss? How do we know which direction, what path to follow?

Transition time in our life coincides with many physical and mental changes. Our brains are re-wiring, we may be experiencing an empty nest, or at the very least, children who need less of our time. We want a different more fulfilling career, or maybe we want to change jobs altogether. Our old life isn’t working and the status quo isn’t good enough anymore. We crave change and yet we find ourselves in new territory without a map.

So where do we start? How do we begin again?

I have taken a lot of different paths over the course of the path few years. Some lead to another fork in the road, some were a dead-end.

Other paths are filled with brambles or large boulders that block my way. It’s frustrating, and at times I have sat down in the middle of that particular road and cried. At times the path is cloaked  in  darkness; I am carefully placing one foot in front of the other and going forward on sheer faith. Some days I feel I am just walking in circles, not making any progress at all.

The transitional journey is personal and solitary, but supportive friends and loved ones can cheer you on from the sidelines, or they can de-rail your forward motion with their negative energy and lack of support. Some people just can’t understand why we need this change. It frightens them and disturbs their status quo. You have changed, and they are struggling to keep up.

And somehow through all of these obstacles, we persevere. We can’t stop this journey- something deep inside our soul insists on it. I don’t believe finding our bliss means we just find the right path and travel from point A to point B. in the process of running in circles, coming to a dead-end, facing an obstacle, waiting through the pauses or acknowledging the frustrations, there is learning going on. Each of these obstacles holds the key to enlightenment during this long journey.

Because in the end, the journey is as important as the ultimate destination

© annettealaine-2012

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One thought on “Where Do We Go From Here?

  1. In an uncomfortable situation we may blame ourselves for just sitting still, not doing something about it, and resent those who appear to be able to move on so easily.

    The journey is as important as the destination: going the opposite way to the way I wish gives me useful information.

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