“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.” – John O’Donohue
When you trust in your heart to know what is right for you, you will find the doors that will lead you on the right path.
The best teachers have shown me that things have to be done step by step. Nothing that means anything, happens quickly – we only think it does.
The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill that is many years in the making.
“He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.” ~Chinese Proverb
It is difficult for us to be patient waiting for our dreams to unfold but when you find your path, you must ignore fear and the voices that are against you and take each step as it unfolds.
You need to have the courage to risk mistakes and although you will not always know the outcome, you do have a choice each day how to move forward.
Stepping out of the familiar is difficult, but if we decide to stay in our comfort zone of life, we will not grow. Of course, we can always look back after the fact and see what we should have done but what you may find, is that it’s too late.
Although sometimes we do not know that the path we choose is always the best, when we take the first step towards trusting in a bigger plan for our lives and are patient towards our dreams, we will not be disappointed.
“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
And if you do not like the life you have at the moment, then be brave enough to step out and discover how you can change your situation. Search for people who inspire you and understand how life changes when we do. It always begins with one step.
“So at the end of this day, we give thanks for being betrothed to the unknown.” – John Donohue