I walk along my path effortlessly, my arms and legs in synch with one another, moving continuously forward at a steady pace. But, unexpectedly, I come across a deep, gaping hole that I cannot jump over to continue on my way. I run into a boulder, a fallen tree, a wall of poisonous vines that breaks the rhythm of my pace, that blocks my progress.
Today, my energy moves solidly in my own energy field, today I am aligned with my purpose, today I come armed with courage and fortitude. And so I can look more closely, recognize that this obstacle looks so familiar, it could have moved from the last place I saw it, only a few days’ walk behind me, to lay itself across my path again.
This time, I can take my time here, instead of pushing through the wall, around the canyon, with thoughtless, so often fruitless, determination. I can remember what I know in my core, that it, too, is mine, my friend, in its own confounding way.
Taking my time, I allow myself curiosity. And so, I notice the small footpath curving away to one side. I would have missed it!
I am aware of a new vitality blooming within, a bright spark of excitement. I want to walk that way, even if it does head away from where I thought I wanted to go!