I am stepping thru Life, mostly forward.
However there are times when my steps become heavy. Like walking thru thick thigh deep mud. It’s an effort to raise my legs for another step.
Effort it seems, does not always bring “reward”.
Does this sound familiar to you? The steps you take appear to be getting you nowhere?
Do you then Stop and go no further, give up?
I had an illumination a while back and realised… that the Reward is really in the Effort.
Now when I rest, it is to review the path and see how far I have come. All those ‘efforts’, those steps…I have come a fair way indeed.
And when I see that, I reward myself. A self congratulatory ‘pat on the back’, some positive silent self talk, the occasional yell of delight.
When you rest, try spending a few minutes checking your path well worn. How far have you come? Is your path straight and narrow, winding, full of detours, U-turns or are you back to where you started?
My shoes are well worn now. Though I can always get another pair.
This is the effort. My shoes are a metaphor for all those efforts that I have put in. When my efforts seem exhausted, I can dig deep for some more (get another pair of shoes).
And I can say that my path has had it’s fair share of detours, U-turns and winds. However I believe I have come far…and that pleases me. I realise also that I have far to go.
There is a ‘destination’. I can make it out in the distance, beyond the hills and valleys but I can see it. This pleases me.
This is the choice that you have and have always had. Keep wearing the same pair of shoes, keep them nice & clean, wear them only on certain days of the week and stay where you are in Life OR
wear them out with effort…moving yourself forward…step by step and getting somewhere with your Life.
Keep stepping Life Lovers.
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