Thursday, 21 January 2016

Enjoy the Journey

Forget the Destination..Enjoy the Journey
What if Dorothy focused only on the Wizard on Oz? Would she be so wise when she reached her destination? Would she have become so enlightened if all she thought about and focused on was reaching the destination? Probably not, and she would also be alone...having not noticed the wonderful variety of people hiding along her pathway.
If we focus so much on our destination we miss everything we need to learn on the way, as well as everyone we are supposed to interact with. 
When we reach a destination having worn blinkers for the whole journey, it can be very unsatisfying as the wisdom and sense of achievement we thought we may feel is not there, so we quickly set a new destination and blinkers on... we are off again. 
This is a cycle that is often repeated again and again. New goals, new targets and empty accomplishments.
The whole point of the Wizard of Oz is that Dorothy's journey has enlightened her by showing her many new and amazing experiences. In truly embracing her journey, including the hardships, by the the time she reaches the Wizard she realises she already has everything she needs and always did have, she just needed to experience the journey to realise it. Her journey was so much more important than the destination in the end.
In order to understand the destination when we arrive we must take off the blinkers, slow down and walk the journey with eyes, ears, heart and spirit wide open.


So do not miss a single brick on that yellow brick road of life as every single one is an experience of life itself in all its magical moments.


Friday, 8 January 2016

Nightmares and Dreams

Do not let another persons nightmares get in the way of your dreams
Your path through life is uniquely yours. Your dreams are uniquely yours. 
Everyone in our life is walking on their own path, making their own journey, following their own dreams. When we understand this we learn to be less judgmental and less concerned about what other people think of our journey. Worrying about other people's opinions is a huge hold back on our dreams. The simple truth is, what is right for us at the time may not be right for someone else and vice versa. 
So if you happen to be walking along your path next to someone else who is walking along that nightmare path, remember it is their path and this is where they are at right now. 
It is ok to reach across from your path and hold their hand for a while, guide them a little.
Just be careful not to drag their nightmare onto your own path or even worse jump from your path to theirs! This won't help you or them. 
Sometimes we have to let others walk their path without us and continue on our own.  Trust that their path is unique and no one knows where they are going or what other helping hands awaits them around the corner. 

People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. 
Listen to your instincts, when its time to let go, let go. It is OK to support someone but if you carry them you will soon be weighed down and stuck with them!
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