As The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher would have said—there is no alternative! Sometimes we reach a crossroads in our life where the choices we have are no longer viable and we must commit to making the impossible, possible. We must create new choices, find new ways around the proverbial mountain.
Another, a favorite Zen saying, ‘Let go or be dragged.’ Do we just stop, give in-- know when it is time or is it simply a way to relieve the burden? So do we move forward with renewed determination or step back and admit defeat?
The path to growth, success—to yourself, can be a lonely road to travel. The naysayers, the mini-doomsday prophets, the odds, always the odds. And why the internal drive, the need, the intense desire… Is the often twisted path of life is a mere test of moral fortitude? Are we part of a bigger picture? Will the consequences of our actions reverberate through time somehow changing the course of the world—perhaps not, but like a stone thrown into the pond the circles expand and multiply and affect those around us then those around them, ever widening in an endless expansion of effect.
I believe in trusting your gut. Intuition. The still small voice. It has served me well over the years and kept me out of some potentially tricky situations. How many times have we said, “I knew it, if only I would have…” or “ I really think I should” then we don’t and are disappointed.
Like any other learning process we must make repeated mistakes, hone our intuition and then risk it again each time, however, the more we use it, the better it works for us. As I like to tell our eSensual listeners, Practice, practice, practice!
As for me, my gut is adamant. My voice is speaking. My desire is strong and I will not be dragged. Plans change, goals are realigned, often our vision is cloudy and although I may not be sure of the exact outcome, I do believe it will all lead me where I need to be.
I can see the horizon, the ranges of mountains still to climb and although “there” keeps moving forward each time I draw near, I will continue the journey with new determination. There simply is no alternative.