Several friends recently connected with me in the same 24 hours. They shared different things but their messages nudged me out of a scattered place. "Where have you been?" they asked. "Where are your videos? Why have your stopped telling your stories?" Huh, I thought. That's no coincidence. So I called out to my boyfriend Murphy, grabbed his leash, and the two of us went for a long walk in the woods not far from our house.
I find that when I'm feeling something, or struggling in a place I'd rather climb out of, a lot of other people are doing the same thing. There's great comfort in knowing that. The challenge is finding our footing and taking the first step. Nature is a remarkable place to stumble upon it.
Truth be told, living a positive life is a choice. Seeing the sweetness even when we're scattered is difficult, but it's doable, if we choose to do it. The key is letting ourselves be. Allowing our minds to roam, our brains to be jumbled, and our direction to be unknown. We're not in charge of the journey, after all. Resisting the need to be in control, to stick to an agenda, to have a plan, to always have a goal... involves letting go. And that's usually when something unexpected happens.
So, to those friends, thanks for the nudge. And for the reminder. Sometimes it's okay for us to stop in our relentless pursuit of happiness and just.... be.