Every day that you wake up you have a choice.
You can choose to stay in bed or greet the day.
You can choose to live your day in anger or in joy.
You can choose to greet people in fear or with compassion.
Do not blame your path based on what some one else did or did not do.
Do not blame your path based on what you did or did not do.
The moment you open your eyes is the moment you have a choice to make. It is based on a single, very simple question, “how do you want to live your day?”
Do you want to live in stress, or in calm? In peace or in fear?
Only after you answer that question can you begin to truly plan your day.
Begin your journey everyday with the acknowledgement that you have a choice. You can choose to stay in bed, or to rise and greet your day. Either way is fine, bold or with baby steps, or even staying beneath the covers, there is no judgment. Just know that you are in control of your life, your day, and how you want to respond to the world around you.
You can greet people with your arms open wide and allow them in, or you can hold your arms tightly against your body, defensively guarding yourself against an attack that rarely ever comes in the contemporary world you are a part of.
Just know that you can always close your arms at any time and retreat back into a isolationist mode, but why? Why not at least give those around you the chance to welcome you and to Love you?
Ask anyone who has hiked, sailed or traveled alone, and I am sure they will agree, it is fun for a few days, but you quickly begin to miss the company of others. You miss that feeling of community and kinship that is the path to Love, intimacy and understanding.
The choice is yours. It will always be yours. The only real question is, which way will you approach your day? Because they way you choose to travel will define how your day will go, every step of the way.
I hope this helps.