The other day my friend and I were walking around a beautiful old neighbourhood with lots of areas where one can sit and be with Nature. As we were inhaling the beauty around us we noticed an enchanting little garden behind the row of thick bushes and trees. In the middle there was a table and few chairs inviting those who might wonder in to sit down and breathe in the aroma of flowers, the beauty of their surrounding and the gentle chirping of the birds. We decided we had to go in and take this opportunity to connect with stillnes and peace. After looking for an entrance for a brief time we almost gave up when we saw a clearing between the bushes. Having to climb over the rocks and unever ground, and be mindful not to tear our clothes on surrounding branches, we finally made it to the centre of the garden where we sat at a little table and drink in the intoxicating Nature.
As we got up and turned around to leave, we noticed that just about 10 more steps to the left of where we initially fought our way through the thick bushes, there was an actual entrance to the garden, with perfect little stone steps leading to the little path. We both looked at each other and laughed. No words needed to be spoken as we both understood perfectly what was on each other’s mind.
How often it is in our life that we are in such a hurry to get to our heart’s desire that we take short-cuts through unknown territory, littered by danger and unnecessary obsticles? How often we make assumptions that there is no other way in? How often don’t realize that if we just stick it out a little longer we will find a path we are searching for, and we give up while we are only 10 steps away?
Next time you feel like you have searched and searched for your hearts desire and there is just no way you can go on any longer, just stop, take a deep breath and than just walk another ten steps further! To your amazement, the path to all your dreams may just unfold in front of you!
With love and light,