Sitting in a local coffee shop sipping on a hot vanilla latte and watching the cold winter wind push a few stray leaves along the footpath.
Not a bad way to spend a some time. Drinking coffee and contemplating life and what it has left to offer.
With everything that has happened over the past few months, time is the one thing I’ve had plenty of. Time and not much to do except think and assess the situation.
It could have been worse, much worse. But it seems that time is healing most of the hurt I’ve been feeling. And only more time will heal all wounds. So I’m hoping.
We need to look deeper into our hearts and minds to really discover what we want from our future. A quick scan will more than likely miss what we are truly thinking. And that’s when we head off in the wrong direction.
The direction we take can impact us for longer than we want. An entire lifetime. But how do know what direction is really right for us?
There is normally one path that shines brighter than all the others. This is the obvious path. Or is it?
We will only know if we are on the right path once we have cleared our minds of everything else except for the path that lays ahead, and are certain there is no other way forward.
Once we know the right path, there is no sense in wasting time and procrastinating about the choice we are about to make.
Take that step into the right direction, your heart and mind will thank you forever.
Renée Geyer – Heading in the right direction
Cycling, walking and life all have one thing in common. There are signs around us to tell us which way to go, what turn to take and where our destination lies. And if that’s the direction we want to head, we need to follow the right signs.
Some signs are easy to see, as they are posted on steeet corners or smack bang with in the middle of the road, making sure they are visible to one and all, whether we are on foot or on a bike.
But there are times we avoid these signs and end up either lost, or so far away from our destination, we wonder why we didn’t follow them in the first place. Or why we completely ignored them in the first place.
It seems that street signs are the easiest ones to see and follow, if we choose to follow them and continue heading in the right direction.
On the other hand, signs in our lives can be a little more subtle and take time, and sometimes a very open heart to see, and then fully understand.
We need to look out for these signs that will keep us moving in the direction and ensure we follow the right path that will guarantee our happiness in the journey we want, and need to pursue.
And then there are signs which can’t be ignored, like the one at Maccas stating that all Maccaroons are half price with any coffee purchase. How could I ignore this one.
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign-Five – Man Electric Band
No matter what we do in our lives, we will always have a past. Our past may at times come back and haunt us for the things we did when we were young and foolish.
Other times our past lingers in our thoughts and weighs heavily on our minds. The mistakes we made are exactly that. Mistakes.
We need to forgive ourselves as we are only human and we are here to learn from our mistakes. And that is something we need to do a lot better. But we are slowly learning that we can forgive ourselves.
We are born to make mistakes. To err is human, to really screw things up requires a computer.
It takes longer for us to forgive ourselves than it does for others to forgive us for our blunder. We are much harder on ourselves than our friends and loved ones are.
No matter what we think of ourselves, others see us in a different light, they see all our flaws, but they also see the things that shine bright in us, the things we are unable to see, or don’t want to see. Or are to scared to see.
The past does not dictate out future. We are the only ones who can shape our lives after our mistakes. We can’t turn back time, so let’s live with the future.