“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain
You may find yourself, as many people I know have found themselves, wishing to let go of everything they have gathered. Its a wild but often entertained thought, then sensibility returns, and they carry on with their lives, gathering more stuff and ignoring the possibility that a gypsy stirs within their soul.
For some, as with me, the thought doesn’t go away. Life begins to change and you have the thought that maybe, just maybe, its time to travel light in the world.
And then one day you wake up and the thought is still coming at you at you realise it is a voice unfamiliar, not your own, telling you its time for a change. A big change.
And still you resist. Thinking its just your wild unchartered mature self seeking a change.
Yet the voice does not subside this time, it becomes a little more urgent, more demanding and a bit louder. The feeling starts to push at you from the inside. Still you ignore it. The usual excuses you attempt to feed it are met with a louder and more urgent tone.
And then the day arrives where you wake up and realise there is no reason to try to push it down any longer. It’s a wildly liberating leap of craziness and you find yourself ‘giving in’ to the demand, the whisper, the itch under your feet. Let it go says the voice, its just stuff.
As you start to tell your friends, some are terrified, questioning you as to why and bringing up the what ifs. But there is a measure of calm, certainty, the Universe has your back, its calling you to trust it.
And you take the first step.
The anchors are lifted, the stuff no longer needed. A crazy thought goes through your mind and you test the water. The Universe responds and so starts a new journey.
The next phase of discovery.
A new adventure awaits.
Letting go slowly.
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