The current inspirational thought I posted on my web site reminds myself along with others to embrace the mystery of the unknown - “As we walk our journey, let us remember to embrace the mystery of the unknown, expect miracles along the way and celebrate each new step we take.”
As I find myself walking into a new curve on my personal path, I am even more present to my own challenges of trust often exacerbated by the unknown. I am on the verge of something new. There is a newness within my new. I’ve already embarked on a new part of my path and within it I continue to encounter a new and different reality often accompanied by endless mind chatter and insecurities. I remind myself not to judge ‘new’ and ‘different’. These attributes are not ‘good’ nor ‘bad’. They are simply themselves- new and different.
I am challenged by them because I cannot apply ‘same’ nor ‘old’ responses, habits or behaviors. New and different requires creativity, intelligence, ingenuity and, above all, trust.
One of my favorite quotes is from Shirley Maclaine – “I could be whatever I wanted to be if I trusted that vibration of God inside of me.”
I am being called to trust – to open and expand even further. I am aware of the multitude of opportunities presenting themselves to me for the sole purpose of learning to trust. It is clear to me that we are always on the verge of something new.
What ‘new’ thing is opening in your life and what is it requiring of you?
We all start over in countless ways in all areas of our lives everyday. Or at least, we have the opportunity to do so. As I witness my own resistance to change, I’m inspired to create a framework that supports myself and others in not only embracing the new and different, but also the distance to be travelled from the ‘old’ to the ‘new’- the transition. I look forward to sharing more about this new workshop later this year.
In the meantime, I continue to walk my path. I am leaning into the curve, embracing the mystery. I am trusting myself – my creativity, my intelligence and ingenuity- to meet the new and thrive within it.
There is joy in the journey!