July 15, 2015 First in a series of journal entries that mark my path through a deep and hurtful change. Writing, in a journal, each day helped me see my thoughts on paper and guided me to my strength.
Breathe deep! Just let life happen. I knew it would come. It was inevitable but still my gut aches. My head pounds. My body feels heavy. I need to find that place inside me that gives me the strength to move through “this” because “this” will happen whether I move through it or not. That is how life goes. Life moves, keeps moving…forward. I choose to go with that flow or become a puddle off to the side, where, of course, I will soon dry up and disappear. Right at this moment, I’m leaning towards the puddle idea. That’s how my body feels, that’s what my head wants me to do, pull out of the flow. You, kind of, think that if you do that, you will somehow be missed and “this” flow of life might reconsider because it wants you in it. But who are you kidding? Flow doesn’t stop to notice a leak. And, you are just a small leak in a massive, powerful flow. Don’t think that you have the power to make a difference in this forward movement. So, it might be better to just go with the flow. But what does that mean?
The current has changed. The direction has changed. I will not be in the front, now, helping to lead the way. I will be further back…important but not necessary. Does that make sense? Well, it does to me. These are powerful forces that have picked up your movement and added new energy to it. Your work to get to this spot was, indeed, important but the new force can take it from here. You are being told: “You can stay in the flow, if you want. Thank you very much for your service, but we can take it from here. We’ll always remember and appreciate the work you have done.”
Stay with the flow or go? Stay with the flow or go? How much strength do you have? You don’t need to be a small leak that puddles off to the side. You could forge a new route of your own. It’s, for sure, scary. I mean, what if you don’t have enough strength to cut through the rugged terrain? It’s also lonely. I will have to have strong conviction and belief that I can do this alone because I have no guarantee of followers.
Stay with the flow or go? Am I a follower or a leader? Do I really want life to just happen or do I want some control? It’s scary. It’s lonely. But, right now, I am basically just going with the flow and I don’t like the lack of control. Some days, I’m important. Other days, I’m in the way.
Ok, I will not block forward progress but I think, no I believe, that I am a leader. I forge my own destiny.
Stand up straight, then. Be strong, focused, energized. It’s time to choose your own adventure. It’s time to follow your own light. And don’t be surprised if you find out that you had actually been a drag on their flow. Celebrate your skill, your own power, your own freedom. Let them celebrate their’s. Let life flow as it should. Now get out there and find your own flow.