:: :: :: :: Sometimes paths are clearly marked and sometimes not. And when they present themselves, it is always an act of faith whether to travel or not. I've made lots of choices as an independent mom and have not had much support from others with those choices. I've had to rely on faith and my gut most of the time. And I have fallen flat on my face and skinned my hands and knees. I've stayed down and cried while looking up into the light. Always I've learned that walking forward is the most rewarding experience a person can have in life.
It takes courage to choose a path. It takes courage to take that first step .. be it a baby step or a leap. It takes courage to keep going when you think you've taken the wrong path or that something at the end may not be all that great.
I recently found these wonderful and insightful thoughts on a website called mystics (dot) org :: :: :: :: ::
The path you seek must enable you a greater realization of your true nature and show you how to express that nature in your daily life as higher consciousness unfolds. Also, the path you choose must meet your needs. It must enable you to become more conscious, and to give of yourself in a way that transforms you. You must also be able to receive from your path the inspiration, encouragement, knowledge, and the help you need in order to go forward. Your path must help you to clarify and improve your sense of values. You must be enabled, through your path, to grow regularly. It must help you to go forward and unfold into new dimensions of awareness, love, and well being. It must be this dynamic. If you're not growing, you're going in the opposite direction. In fact, you're actually dying. Your path must also encourage your moral sense to become more clarified and mature. It must strengthen your moral nature and not tear it down. Your path must help you overcome character flaws and enable you to become a better person.