A couple of weeks ago when we were in
, I found myself poorly navigating the long hallways in our hotel. I was really tired and had to find my way back to our room after visiting my mom’s room on a different floor. I was sure there was a stairwell that I could use to get to our room more directly, but when I got to the spot that should have had this stairwell, it wasn’t there. Baltimore
So down the long hallway I trudged trying not to be frustrated by this mistake but wondering why I needed to walk these extra steps after such a long day. Emphatic words from a conversation that I had earlier in the day suddenly went through my head “I walk in expectation of receiving guidance.” I quickly turned the corner after descending the stairs that were at the end of the hall, and look down to find a shiny nickel. Heads up.
The words on the coin reinforced the words in my head and what was physically manifesting before my eyes.
I knew from this brief and seemingly insignificant experience that not only will I always receive guidance; I will sometimes walk down long hallways for no apparent reason at all in order to receive it. Sometimes the path I think I am on will suddenly not work out at all. I will sometimes find myself on a much longer journey than I initially thought I was on. And the destination that I think I am walking towards will shift into something entirely different. That is the dance of life…it’s the golden brick road. And I am reminded that it is not the destination at all that I am seeking…it is the peace that comes when I surrender and accept that life is this journey.
I had more to say about dancing with expectation over at threading light earlier this week.
I’ve definitely been walking down some long hallways lately and not had much time to find my way back here. Not sure if this will shift in the future, but I am grateful for all of you that continue to stay tuned in.
love, blessings, and gratitude to every one of you~
This is a really thoughtful post. Being mindful of the moment is work, but getting through the work to the result of being in the now, makes it all worth it.
That is really all we have, right?
Warm wishes, Tonya
My first yoga teacher told me once "as long as you choose to stay on the path, then life will unfold as it needs to be in the moment." I haven't forgotten those words, and your post really reinforces them.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, and I know that we will all look forward to sharing your world, whenever and if ever, you choose to share here
beautiful thoughts. beautiful words.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful post. The signs are always there, it is only when we are receptive do we recieve them.ReplyDelete
I love what Tonya wrote...This is really all we have. I find it to illuminate the challenge of staying in the moment, but in a good way, as a reminder. This is all we have, so lets open our eyes to what's right here...in the present moment. We're all working toward this is one way or another. I'm glad to have your friendship in this journey. Long hallways and all.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing such thoughtful wisdom Elizabeth.ReplyDelete
I am thinking of you xo
This is really beautiful, Elizabeth. Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
Here, here. Your words are just perfect for me this morning. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
I read your article in 'Rhythm of The Home', you are very clever, muchas graciasReplyDelete
This resonates with me deeply today. Thank you for the reminder.ReplyDelete
That was a great mindful moment...thanks!ReplyDelete
huh. it's so clear in hindsight, but sometimes it can be so hard to remember--about the path, or the journey, when you are frustrated and lost in that labyrinth. thanks for these words.ReplyDelete
Elizabeth, this is so symbolic and beautiful. I know a similar feeling.ReplyDelete
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amen sister. you know what this is reminding me of, is the book, the feminine face of god, that i am rereading lately. it has been so nice and nurturing to my heart and my connection to my personal brand of faith during my long random intense hallway walks of the pst few weeks. and, you are now just one dot. fun change. any meaning there?ReplyDelete
So beautiful, so true. Thank you for sharing this story.ReplyDelete
I just found your blog and wanted to let you know how much I liked this post. I was thinking about it this morning as I rushed out of the house without my keys (house locked, kids in unlocked car) lucky for me my husband had not pulled out of the drive- But it was the moment that brought me back to the moment. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
i haven't read you lately . . .ReplyDelete
and this - this is wonderful.
thank you for sharing.
i hope your hallways open into peace and joy and fullfillment.
blessings to you.