I was walking through Golden Gate Park the other day when I happened upon this tree. The sign was perfect for me. A simple reminder that it's the journey, not the destination. Stay on the path was written just for me. I don't know about you, but sometimes I've wondered where I've gone wrong, what I need to do next and how to "fix" some problem (or presumed problem). Maybe I haven't done anything wrong, maybe nothing has gone wrong. What a concept! What I'm learning is that wherever I am on my path is just right. That there's a reason and purpose for why I am where I am. And that it's all okay. That I haven't gone astray and that there's plenty more time and energy and inspiration to keep moving forward.
The longer I live, the more I understand how important it is for me to love myself, no matter what. And that, as I am able to feel and know that self love, I know my worthiness without having to prove anything to anyone, especially me. The outcome is that I feel a whole lot better and life is much sweeter.
And the path presents itself to me when I am open to it. I can't beat it into place or force anything to happen. I just have to soothe myself and allow myself to see what's right before me. Not get distracted by the "shoulds." Stay on the open hearted, loving path. And trust that the Universe has my back.
It's so much easier than it seemed. And my path keeps unfolding in strange and wonderful ways.