Ever travel down a long road, looking off into the distance seeing the horizon but not what’s beyond it?

I keep to the same 7K route today and decide, this time, to keep my eyes trained on the horizon and not the pavement that’s 2 feet in front of me. The white, painted line along the side of the road leads me forward like a pathway. I can see the horizon and I know that the path continues beyond what I can see with my own naked eye. I know the road continues inspite of its invisibility to me. But not so remarkably, with each step I take, the horizon extends as well. But I know that the road is still there…

When I cross over the 2-way stop intersection, the white shoulder line disappears. Even though my path beacon has disappeared, the road and the horizon move with me one step at a time.

Sound like another analogy set-up? You bet!!! LOL Occasionally, the journey has a clearly defined path for me to take. I never really know what’s in the future but I do know that I need to negotiate life’s road one step, one moment at a time.

Then at a cross-roads, the “path” disappears. Life’s road still continues even though the “path” may have temporarily disappeared. I still know that I have to keep moving, though. I can either reverse my direction and return to the path or I can move forward and see where the road takes me, even without the marker. By retreating, I stay comfortable with my decisions, and cover familiar territory. By moving forward, I can “step out” into the unknown, trusting my sense of direction and heeding the desire for adventure and new vistas. Either decision is okay. But I have to keep moving.

As you may well imagine, I kept moving forward, without the white shoulder line to beacon me. And as started the loop back on the “other” side of the road, wouldn’t you know it, I came to that same cross-roads and before me was the white line to take me back home. 🙂

The white line isn’t perfectly straight, by the way. At places, it looks as though it’s been painted with a very sloppy hand. And some joyrider ran their wheels through the fresh paint, creating swoosh-patterned tire tracks as decoration along the road. Life is like that, too; sometimes sloppy and sometimes spattered with decoration. 🙂

In the last kilometre of the home stretch, Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up” croons through my earbuds. What fantastically inspiring lyrics…

“I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that i can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts
We got yeah we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn, how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what i got, and what i’m not
And who i am….God knows we’re worth it”

This path today didn’t break and didn’t burn, but I did have to bend so as to cover new ground and develop new insight into the mystery of what makes Laurie tick…to learn what I got, and what I’m not and who I am…because God knows I’m worth it. 🙂

Peace xo

Read more: JASON MRAZ – I WON’T GIVE UP LYRICS http://www.metrolyrics.com/i-wonat-give-up-lyrics-jason-mraz.html#ixzz1ykku6M3u

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