In the morning my mind comes alive. It begins to think of those things that are possible. It is the waking of who I am. Some mornings begin with many thoughts of the day ahead and sometimes it begins with a solitary thought that abruptly awakens me from my dreams. Such was today’s awakening. The thought of taking the correct path in life flooded into my brain waves.
There have been times that I have not recognized the correct path for me. There have been times I have chosen a path that seemed wrong, that seemed scary, that seemed alien, that seemed dangerous and yet, I continued down the path. Many times we are told to go outside of “our” comfort zone and perhaps that is true for some, but in my experience sometimes outside of “my” comfort zone is where danger lurks and bad decisions and bad behavior live.
It can be a place where life can be cruel and unforgiving. It is a path I can no longer willingly chose to go down. I would prefer to stay on my path of safety, within my comfort zone. Perhaps venturing off the path when I feel it is safe to do so.
It will be my choice and no one else’s. I will let others veer onto their own paths and if that means I need to bid them farewell in doing so, that is what I shall do. I, unfortunately, cannot put myself at risk any longer venturing down paths that are not safe for me. The years I have been on the planet I have learned that my comfort zone is there to help me, to guide me, and innately knows the difference between what is right and wrong for me. Perhaps everyone is not blessed with a sense of danger when given options of navigating out of their comfort zone. Sometimes that innate feeling is there to save us from ourselves and I believe mine is attempting to do just that, if I only listen.
It is time to listen and follow the path that was designed for me for I am the only one that can take it. I have, and will meet many on the way. In my interactions some will nurture me, some will love me, some will hate me, and some will not think a thing about me. My time with each may be a lifetime or may be comprised of short, sometimes too brief, visits. All I encounter will be on the path of a life that is worth living and is uniquely mine to wander down.