Are you feeling lost? Uncertain about where life is going? What would it take for you to believe that you are just where you need to be? You are where you are because you have something to learn about yourself. Whatever you are seeking has brought you here. Welcome.
The trick to getting yourself on the right track is to know where you want to go — what you want to experience.
Let me give you a helpful boost in the right direction — it’s the opposite direction of where you don’t want to be! See how easy that is?
If you know where you’re going, it doesn’t matter how you get there. In fact, you can take any number of paths, and they will all be the “right” way — just different.
In the image of my navigation system above, you can see from the spaghetti; there were a lot of overlapping roads and intersections. I became momentarily apprehensive and in doing so, missed the proper exit. No worries, though, because my navigation system immediately rerouted me. It took five extra minutes, no big deal!
Life is like that, too. Perhaps you’re job hunting and missed an opportunity because you didn’t respond quickly enough. Soon a new opportunity presents itself that you like even more. Or you’re headed to college and didn’t get into your first college of choice. But while attending your second pick, you meet the love of your life.
I’m a firm believer that there isn’t just one path, one right way, but many. You just need to know where you want to go. As for the path to getting there? It’s not what you think according to my good friend *Father Patrick O’Brien.
When we can rise every morning with a joyful heart and give of ourselves with love and charity without fail until we put ourselves to rest at the end of the day, then we are on the right path. When we can live each day as if it’s the last, giving the very best of ourselves to the world around us, then we are on the right path. When we can love and accept everyone, no matter how differently they may look or act, without judgment, then we are on the right path. When we can be gentle with ourselves and our human imperfections, choosing instead to love and forgive ourselves as we love and forgive others, then we are on the right path.
Still conflicted about your path and purpose? Try reading this article for more inspiration and insight.
Trust me when I say, that wherever you’re headed, you’ll get there in perfect time. It may not be when everyone else gets there, but that’s okay. This is your journey, your path, and the rest is just part of the movie set.
Where is your movie taking you, Braveheart?
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*Father Patrick O’Brien appears in the crime novel “Truth Runs Deep” where he steps in as the parish priest when Father Stephen Mario is placed on administrative leave after the tragic murders of a parish family. He was one of my favorite characters, so charming and sincere. Read his complete guest blog post here. If you enjoy crime fiction, buy the book!