There will always be a moment when we ask ourselves,“is this really the direction I should be taking?”. It is in a moment like this that we truly look in our heart and find the path to our biggest dreams in life. In doing so, we are clearing out unnecessary distractions that may trivially stop us from arizing and shining through.
Going back to reflect on our Direction is also an enriching process of reconnecting to the core of our being – heeding the call of our vision, resurrecting from a rut or a hiatus, and taking bolder steps to fulfil what we hold important in the present time. It is through recollecting what our Direction is when we feel energized in our lowest points. As vulnerable women bound to the blows and flows of life, we are not always at our best and this is totally fine. Sometimes, we also doubt and lose sight of our own path, but that does not mean that we are completely lost. It is the trials of finding our real way that we become stronger and certain that the light we see is not far away from us – that the light and our dreams are one.
Here’s an enigmatic poem from Mary Oliver that speak so much of our guide word for today:
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
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