This Journey Called Life
'I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.' Douglas Adams
I am starting to believe in destiny. That whatever is meant to be, eventually will be. In the fact that, everything in our lives, to a certain degree, is predetermined. I know I have many friends who would disagree with this statement, but the older I get, the more this rings true to me.
I also firmly believe in the idea that we all choose our path.The journey itself can vary in so many ways, but the path we decide to take eventually dictates the quality of our lives.
In certain areas of my life, I have often found myself forcibly trying to control my destiny. Pursuing something that was not meant to be. Always aware of it at the time, but in my stubborn Aries nature, I continue to push. I have been lost on more detours and wrong turns than I care to account for.
Ultimately though, I always make my peace with the outcome and in doing so I am not left with many regrets.
Admittedly, there have also been things that came easy to me. Opportunities that came effortlessly, each step a success, without too much struggle or obstacles to overcome. Sadly, those endeavors I paid very little attention to - human nature being what it is, I am flawed and have a tendency to focus on what went wrong, rather then on what went right.
Today, as I look back and reflect on everything that I have been through, all the failures, sadness, heartache as well as the happiness and the success were leading me to today.
All the memorable encounters and all those wonderful mistakes that made me into who I am.
I often wonder if perhaps I would have relaxed and gone with the flow, maybe I would have experienced adventures of a quiet different kind then those I carry in my memories - still, I believe I would have found myself exactly here, at this very same spot as I do now.
I am ready to completely surrender to my fate.
I am now fully determined to pay more attention to the doors that are open then trying to frantically open those that are locked. I look fondly to the journey that I have left in front of me.
In an odd and almost ominous way I sense somewhere deep within, that despite all of this, I am about to embark on the adventure of my life. And, I am ready and excited to take it on.
Thank you to everyone who has been and is a part of this journey. xoxoxox