The further away I pull from New Jersey, the greater my community expands. I don’t lose what I had, I gain what I never imagined. As the miles or the days or the experiences tick by, my understanding of myself expands with each new engagement. And I’m challenged; challenged to be the ever-changing me that I am re-introduced to every single day with just a little more awareness. Clarity-tweaked I am like Bill Murray after perhaps the 17th Groundhog Day; something is different, and I’m not sure what it is, but it reminds me of that Marianne Williamson quote about coming out of darkness into the light.
I have discovered that a life well lived cannot have any shortcuts. Each time I have tried to lean away from the pain, resist the adversity, avoid the obstacle, its just emerged in a slightly different person, place or thing along this journey of my life presenting an opportunity to, and here’s the irony, live its opposite.
And so I do, standing on the threshold; transcending my own understanding of myself, I embrace all that is and all that is to come, assured that it comes from a place deep within my heart.