following the path you can’t see

IMG_7082Umstead State Park, Raleigh, NC  – Photo by Viki Atkinson

There’s a quote that’s been around for years, something along the lines of “growing old ain’t for sissies.” I’d like to propose that living your life by following (or trying to follow) spiritual guidance ain’t for sissies, either.

That stepping out in faith thing? A lot of the time it’s like that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in which he comes upon an impossibly wide bottomless abyss that he has to cross to continue his quest—only there’s no bridge or Tarzan swing or anything that might help him do that. His only option is to take a step out over the abyss and hope like hell something will happen to help him across. When he finally does step out (spoiler alert!), his foot lands on something solid—invisible, but solid. So he takes another step, and he makes it all the way across on an invisible bridge that never would have shown itself if he hadn’t taken that first trusting step.

For five or six years now, I’ve been feeling as though I’m being led to and prepared for some…purpose…and yet the specifics of that purpose remain elusive. Continue reading

quote du jour ~heschel

By being what we are…by attaining our own yearning to the lonely holiness in this world, we will aid humanity more than by any particular service we may render.

~Abraham Heschel

note to self (6)

What you are “supposed” to do is known only by your heart/soul. When you are seeking your purpose, your path, you must look within. Do not look to some outside source. That would be like looking to someone else and asking them if you are hungry or thirsty or in need of rest. You are here to fulfill the unique expression of your soul, to contribute to the fabric of the universe by playing your unique role in it.

Each cell in the human body has a role to play. When it deviates from that role, due to cancer or some other illness, the body suffers. So too does the world suffer if you do not fulfill your unique place in it. You are the only one who can ultimately know what that role is. You are the only one who can accurately interpret the message your soul is trying to convey. Listen. Go within. Pay attention. You will learn everything you need to know by doing this.

~pathwriter’s guidance journal

quote du jour ~kubler-ross – learn to get in touch…

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

quote du jour ~coelho

Simply believe—don’t doubt anything.  You’re alive—believe in that. Let go of your idea that your path will lead you to your goal. The truth is that with each step, you arrive.

~Paulo Coelho