Road to Nowhere

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Road to Nowhere

Road to Nowhere

Is being lost such a bad thing?

You have no idea where you’re going, of what’s coming next.  If you think you do, you’ve joined me in this comfortable lie.  How delusional to believe we have ultimate control over our futures, of what will become our gains and losses!  We refuse to surrender to the fact that there are an infinite number of other factors at play that bounce off of our being with every step we take.  What we can know, however, is when we are out of alignment with our present selves.

You can’t know that quitting your job will go well, that moving to a new city will work out, that marrying your partner will lead to a lifetime of happiness.  You can’t anticipate with accuracy where the open doors and freedom to move may take you.  This is the necessary uncertainty of the future.  But if the certainty of real time is telling you that where you are and what you’re doing is not right, than do you not have a responsibility to yourself and your future present tense to shift?  To close your eyes and ears to your fears and open your arms in acceptance of what is ultimately true for all of us?  You just never know.  No, not just you.  We all never know.

You are not alone wondering what if.  You’re also not alone when you find yourself hushing your desire for a better life by holding steady.  Because it’s easier to know.  As Bruce Cockburn said, Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight; you’ve got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.  I think that’s true.  To make room for the life you want you have to have faith that it could be out there, somewhere in the dark.  And sometimes you have to suffer for it.

Can you think of anything more worthwhile?




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