I think back to when I started running and would have never have guessed where I would be with it now. The thought of running a marathon used to scare me to death. If someone would have sat me down in 1998 and given me the training for the next 15 years, I would have thrown it back. Yet, to date, I have ran 5 marathons and countless 1/2 marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks.
Sometimes, its best for us not to have the bigger picture. The bigger picture can cause us to become overwhelmed and shut down.
Funny thing, this is the exact opposite that I used to live my life. I wanted to plan out everyday, month, and year. I wanted to have a plan for what I am going to do for my life and where I am headed.
If I didn’t see the purpose in something I was reading, learning, or doing- then I didn’t do it.
Then, I went through a period in my life that shook me to the core. The path I thought I was to follow, that I thought was my calling, came to a screeching halt. It caused me to question many, many choices I was making in my life.
It made me realize, I may have been pursuing a dream that wasn’t mine. It was almost as if I was doing was I thought would be a “good career”. Not what resonated with my soul’s true purpose.
It also made me realize I don’t always need to see the big picture, as long as I’m mindful and following my passions. It hit me like a ton of bricks because I had no choice, but to take life one day at a time…step by step.
Just like running.
If I was to see where my life is headed 15 years from now, it would overwhelming.
JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN’T SEE THE PATH YOU’RE ON, DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE ON THE WRONG ONE.
Be mindful and be present and you will know when you need to change paths. For now, follow the peace. Follow your passions.
Tags: mindful living