“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.”
What if the right path presented itself as a dazzling staircase that we only had to climb to find ourselves exactly where we needed to be? Would we do it? Or would we look at the amazing path and tell ourselves; it is too high, it looks too slippery, I’ll come back to it later when I am not so busy, it might be an illusion?
We have myriad ways to convince our-selves not to do the thing that we know is best for us, meant for us to do. I just finished a book that I cannot more highly recommend, “SWAY, The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior” by Ori and Rom Brafman. It delves into the question of why we would do or believe something that makes absolutely no sense, and yet somehow we convince our brains, or vice versa in some cases, that it does. A fast-paced read on a topic that could change how you operate and best of all, how to get unstuck from a behavior or relationship you have tried to escape.
If today the thought of one activity, one person, one idea, creates that spark of energy and imagination, then it is time to seize it with all you have. Don’t climb that staircase, run up the staircase, shout from the top, slide down the railing and run up again. Embrace this moment and give it your full attention and heart. All of the paths are there, the bright sparkling ones, the cool deep ones that lead into the enchanted forest, the precisely laid stone, the overgrown tangled vine laden paths. Which one intrigues you and calls you further along? The path that resonates inside is not the same for each of us, rather it is the connection we feel to that path that has grown inside us as we have passed by so many others knowing they are not the right one.
Do not be cautious, do not choose with care! Fling yourself at your path with all the daring and courage that you can muster. The time for care and caution will be when you think you want to veer from that path to find another. Be sure you have explored this one fully and allow yourself the time to reflect whether you have merely come upon a log you must climb over or if it is the end of this path and time to find the next.
And each time, let yourself light up, feel the thrill and magic of travelling exactly where you belong. It is not luck that one finds oneself on the right path, all that you need is being open enough to see it and brave enough to take it. Step quickly now, your path is right ahead!
Very inspiring. – I’m glad I found this. You made my day. I’ll be reflecting … Thanks for sharing!
Cathrine, this is incredible. I have returned to reread it again and I keep feeling your enthusiasm, cheering me on, up the staircase! Seize the moment! Right here, right now. Thank you so much!
Want to add that I am definitely going to look up your suggested book, SWAY. And your opening quote is perfection here. AND the artwork. Beautiful post.