The journey of life is a very unique one indeed. Our life stories are filled with intricate details, adventures, personalities, circumstances and histories. The purpose and the meaning of our lives is viewed through all of these to create even more unique flavour to the journey. There are so many people we can relate to as they share experiences, thoughts and feelings very similar to our own. Then there are those who we listen to with absolute puzzlement and we wonder how this person operates and where they come from.
In the self development and transformation journey, we each have our own unique course to chart. Perhaps the most important starting point is willingness to take any journey at all. Whether we are willing or not life continues to happen all around us and we get swept along by the force of life. The willing traveller chooses to be part of plotting the course and greets each adventure with intrigue. They see the events of the past, the present and the future as being uniquely designed to bring about every experience, opportunity, failure, loss, joy and sorrow that was required for the growth, healing and transformation of their soul.
The unique course has its own pace, content, duration and intensity. No journey is more than or less than another. A journey is only more than or less than itself – meaning, the choices we make will determine how much we enable and participate in a journey or how much we disable, retard and disembark from a journey. In honest reflection, most of us can say whether we are participating in our journey or whether we have disembarked and look on with yearning to the horizons of where we might have been, could have loved, should have known.
There is no template course to follow. No tried and tested sorrow-proof map. There is no straight line to the treasure because even the treasure is unique. The answers that provide one with salvation offer another no great help at all. The insight of one counts for naught to another. Unto each is their own unique journey…