Taken: May 26th, 2008 at the Minnesota Arboretum on the Lilac Walk
When we look at a map and we see the distance between to points, we don’t really think of the time it takes between those two points. After all, on map they can be as close as an inch, but when you start thinking about it, looking and planning. You realize that those two points are not as close as they appear. Instead of hopping into the car and being there in 20 minutes, it’s going to take more like 2 Days to get there.
Change rarely comes easy, sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s a struggle. We can think of change. “I want to be here.” “I want to be this weight.” “I want to look like this” “I want…” “I need …”
For major change though, it is rarely instant. Like the Earth turning, a plant growing, or planning a trip to travel. Journeys are often a bit longer then we may perceive in our minds. The path may look all sunny and peaceful when we first look, but as we journey we find that there are nooks, crooks, turns, valleys, mountains, and hills. The path may be beautiful and peaceful one moment, and another it could be filled with doubts and fear.
Those “bumps” or “odd” turns in the path are meant to be little lessons. Something to learn. Even though we are on the journey to heal something or to another place, sometimes there are lessons to learn on the way, things to let go of.
Letting go doesn’t mean forgetting what happened. Letting go could be as easy as acknowledging the feeling or hurt, and releasing the emotion and self hatred self hurt attached to it. So you can move forward. It could be as easy as it may sound or as hard as the work may turn out to be. But all true change is never really boring.