Archive | June, 2014

Walk Your Path

28 Jun

Sometimes I sit and wonder, if this is the path I’m meant to be on.

My days were filled with clouds of doubt; dark and dim but every now and again, there were rays of sun that made dancing in the rain a little brighter.

I think about the different turns I took, and how many times I got lost.
I forgot my bearings and felt alone.
Yet, I kept walking because I knew somehow I’d end up somewhere.
I made many mistakes, I got burnt and my heart was broken.
But every once in a while, I’d find a safe place to lay my head for the nights.

Then the time came to head off and I’d find myself back on that long and lonely road. Days and nights turned into months, and I continued searching for a place to call home. I was hungry and thirsty and most days, weary. I found love and warmth in hopeless places which brought comfort as long as the embers on a dying fire. The seasons changed and we had to part ways, and once again I was alone in the company of the silent trees and the distant streams, talking to myself while flying creatures conversed together, mocking me.

Lighten my path!

Lighten my path!

Along the way I learnt many things, and met foreign friends who shared stories of the wonderful world out there. I craved to experience these sights, and they drew maps of how I could get there. I set off on a new path, with a new optimism that the direction I was heading would lead me to a better destination. But I didn’t end up in those lovely places. Though I did discover my own wonders, I experienced my own share of beauty and pain.

Sometimes in life, we meet disappointment on our path, and things don’t always go according to plan. We take that wrong turn, and life seems like a downward stumble. We regret going left when we recall hearing a voice saying ‘go right’. Our maps no longer confirm our location and our destination is all the more a blur. We cry the days away, wishing to turn back the hands of time. The days quickly get dark and we are more afraid of what lies ahead. Slowly, hope fades into the forest and we have no strength to go on. So we stay down… Time passes and we become a vague memory in the woods. After a long sleep, we wake up and find we’re still ‘Here’.

I know I just got to keep moving on...

I know I just got to keep moving on…

You may not be where you want to be, but maybe, just maybe, you are where you NEED to be… Hard times in life propel us, and have the potential to strengthen our character. In times of solitude and silence, you can clearer hear the voices telling you which way to go, and all of a sudden you realise you’re not alone.

Once you get back on your feet, remember the lessons you had to learn and forget the things you had to unlearn as they are no longer applicable to your current path. Nobody can really tell you how to get to Sesame Street because it’s a route you must find yourself. Your right could be my left and your 18 steps forward could be my 26 backwards. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them. Remember the wrong turns you took and be grateful for the extra time you had to grow, learning to trust your Guide. Find comfort in the fact that not knowing where you’re going doesn’t stop you getting to where you’re going, sometimes your wrong choices bring you to the right places and every step you take will bring you closer to your tomorrow!

"And all that is gold does not glitter."

“And all that is gold does not glitter.”

Sure enough, and regardless of how long it takes, you’ll find your way.
Though you may doubt if this is the path you’re meant to be on, you’ll get there eventually if you just Keep Going….

I have found calmness in the midst of craziness!!!
Ms Tola xx