Life’s Journey Is A Gift, You Decide How It Unfolds

 I am Leaning To Trust

In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth.  Each of you is an original.  Each of you has a distinctive voice.  When you find it, your story will be told.  You will be heard. 

  – John Grisham

I found the truth of this when I started writing these blog posts.  Each post dug deeper into who I really was.  Who I truly wanted to be in the world.  It demanded that I become visible, even though I was terrified to be seen.  If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.  If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.  If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. 

We are either in the process of resisting God’s truth, or in the process of being shaped and molded by his truth.  

  –  Dr. Charles F Stanley

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.  Tip toe if you must, but take the step. Each foot forward is a reflection of the respect you have for yourself.  The journey to living my life on purpose has sometimes seemed very slow.  I was moving forward, at times like walking through mud with each step a hard process, and others like riding the rapids downstream and a furious pace. 

Your journey has molded you for the greater good.  It was exactly what it needed to be.  Don’t think you’ve lost time.  It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now, and now is right on time.

 –  Asha Tyson

When life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward. 

  – Andrea Thompson

Life brings us so many experiences to enjoy, but we can’t do that if we are always putting lenses of fear in front of our eyes.  Then we are not letting the experience reveal itself, but are instead trying to make it fit a preconceived notion.  What I discovered on my journey to be visible again, is that this voice of fear had been in control my whole life.  It colored every expectation and looked for ways to twist the story of what had happened to keep me captive in my invisibility.

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.

 –   Pythagoras

Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything.  Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.  As I worked on becoming visible I met so many new friends, who were on their own journeys of discovery.  I became aware of how we attract those in our lives that can help us in our journey.  Some lessons were painful, as the parting of the friendship reflected the places I still needed to work on.  Some of the friends were “soul friends” and as Rumi says, they were a pure joy in my life. 

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

 –  Rumi

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

 –  Lao Tzu 

Be grateful for all the obstacles in your life.  They have strengthened you as you continue with your journey.  No one know what changes, big or small, lie ahead.  One thing is certain, our journey’s not over.  Be prepared to be amazed at how incredibly, breathtakingly beautiful your life can become.  

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.  

 –  Anthony Robbins

Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.

  –  Pope Francis

I know that I wasn’t born to follow others blindly.  I am still trying to figure out if I am meant to lead, but what I know for sure, is that I am capable of whatever is required to live my life purpose.  I am still on the hunt, for who I am becoming and I know that the only way out is through.  I see that I need to find more joy in my journey, instead of being single focused on manifesting it. 

You will get there when you are meant to get there and not one moment sooner…, so relax, breathe, and be patient. 

  –  Mandy Hale

And the journey continues…, ever onward.  A journey of finding our true self.  Of finding our power to live a fully lived life, without self imposed limitations and fears.  Of finding that delicate balance of living for yourself because sometimes we need to walk alone in this amazing journey.  Of changing ourselves, and thereby changing the world into something better than we started with.  Of enjoying all of life’s experiences, even those we judged and wish hadn’t happened.  Recognizing the truth that life happens for us, not to us.  And the journey continues…, never ending.

 

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.

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