The call to greater happiness sometimes asks us to step out of our comfort zone. This is happening to me. I am being called to a new place, a new community, trusting it’s part of the higher vision of my life.
Following this call means letting go of what I’ve known, what I’ve built, what I’ve come to cherish. As I was leaving my beloved tea shop recently, I realized how much I am going to miss being able to dash over and find my favorite brews.
Many times in my life I’ve been asked to step off the cliff and trust that a bridge would be there to take me to the next peak. This time is no different. The promise of greater happiness awaits, but I must be willing to take the first steps. Commit to the journey.
Happiness is going to any lengths.
The comfortable can become routine, but for me it’s usually a routine I’ve chosen. New adventures abound now. No routines for some time. Discovering new favorite places. Finding new people and places to cherish.
It’s exciting and scary all at the same time in the way only big changes can be. And yet, I continue to hold the intention of truth: this is what I’m meant to do; this is where the greatest happiness lies.
There have been many sign posts along the way pointing to this new path. It has taken faith and courage to follow it. Oh, and trust. Loads of trust.
I am surrounded by people who support this change. They understand (mostly) that my path has been to follow the road less traveled, going to any lengths to reach the desired destination. My characters and I seem to be one in this, so life reflects art or vice versa.
“Oh, The Places You’ll Go,” by Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite books. That wise children’s book author knew what it meant to travel, to go to any length to reach our dreams.
Dreams are part of life, or at least they are mine. I can’t imagine not having something else I am excited to dream about doing. And of course the excitement and courage to follow the steps to manifest it—no matter what.
What have you been called to do that’s been out of your comfort zone? Has it led you to greater happiness? Is there a dream you’ve given up on? Or has something new been burning in your heart? Ask to see the signs to guide your steps and make the commitment with me to go to any length. We’ll dance on the top of the mountain together.
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