Every morning I nestle down with my coffee and trusty laptop to start the day by hoping and praying that the Voices du jour will just show up on the page with little or no effort from me. Sometimes it works that way, and sometimes it doesn’t. Why is that, I wonder?
Perhaps it is a mirror of my life reflected in the experiences that proved easy—finding the perfect home, job, roommate at the perfect time—and those that were difficult, like marriages and finances. Occasionally, there were times in my life when I was stopped dead in my tracks from moving in a direction that I thought I wanted to go. I look back with gratitude for those aborted missions, for in hindsight I can see that they would have proven devastatingly painful had I tried to force the issue and succeeded in my efforts.
Day after day as I sit down with my coffee and laptop, I ask myself why I have made this commitment to publish Voices every day. I drown in an ocean of answers that flood my brain and threaten to drag me down into the undertow of fear and confusion. Then suddenly, I am catapulted to the surface long enough to see the sunlight and catch a breath of willingness and courage to carry on, regardless of how uplifting or difficult the effort might be.
Even now, in the midst of a patch of fear and confusion, my heart beats with joy at the thought of how much there is to be gained. I have agreed to enter an institute of higher learning where the question of why will be answered. It will take time, it will take patience, it will take courage and willingness.
I have no idea where the path will lead but I am looking forward to the journey. I suspect that there will be an ocean full of lessons, challenges, questioning, tests, frustrations, joys, and eternal why questions, but one day I will be able to look back in hindsight and say, “Oh. That’s why.”
I would enjoy having some traveling companions along the way and would be delighted if you would join me for a bird’s eye view of what goes on in the world of a serious Truth seeker in my practice of listening for the quiet whispers of the soul. And I would love hearing your thoughts and musings as you travel with me. Please share!
Meanwhile, I fully intend work hard and be the best student that I can be. As always, it will be good for me to remember that it’s not about the destination, but rather about the journey.
Such an adventure! Y’all wanna come along for the ride?
Note: The photo above is courtesy of New Waves of Light, a website designed by anonymous individuals around the world who share the intention of bringing light and love to a world of darkness and chaos. (newwavesoflight.org or NWOL.us).