Free will. Each of us has the ability to make choices about where our path will take us.
Will we live our lives, heads down and bullishly trudging ahead with no regard for others?
Will we have our heads in the clouds, oblivious to those around us as we maneuver our way down a path of our choosing?
Each step we take has consequences. Each fork in the road offers us choice. Is your path what you thought it would be?
I always knew ever since I was a young girl that I would be an actress. And for a time…I WAS! But then I had a major ‘fork in the road’ when I couldn’t walk anymore (arthritis) and had some decisions to make. I could fall into despair. I could keep pushing myself and hurting myself by continuing on in that genre. Or I could embrace a new path.
I’m not saying it was easy. I railed against the change and against God. I was angry. But when I allowed myself to choose a new path (art) my life opened up to new challenges, rewards and joys. Along the way I learned to walk again and these steps led me to the exciting world of singer/songwriting and performing. I really think being open to new paths can be incredibly fulfilling.
I remember that old expression ..something like… “I told God my plans. God laughed”.
Does your path lead you to compassion? Can we walk by a stranger and feel a connection?
Anne Voskamp says, “…compassion says there will only be abundance for me when there is abundance for you, so I will be bread broken and given to you so we both can taste the communion of abundance.”
Although we are apart right now we can continue to walk in unity. I want my path to take me down the back alleys, the bumpier paths, places I might find those in need. I don’t want to walk alone. I don’t need to walk alone as I know I have a higher connection to lean on for support. And I know I will trip up and that my path will twist and turn many many times. But I am open to the adventure.
It’s been a great journey so far!