Have you been enjoying your winter? I've been on a bit of a journey. Not a walk, not a trip, but a journey of the self. I've found the need to hibernate a bit. Find solitude. Create a nurturing space of grace and peace. I've been cleaning out the clutter, both from my home and my mind. You know...that old stuff that doesn't really suit me anymore.
Both fear and fearlessness are part of the territory on journeys such as these. For each fearless step I take, I leave behind a small part of who I was. And that makes me sad. But I must be willing to love and leave that old me behind, so that I can fully honor the me that is now and embrace the me that is to come.
I find, as I go through life, journeys such as these are needed. Step by step. Determining a new path through uncharted territory. Seeking the light but appreciating the shadows. Hugging trees and wiping tears as I go.
If you are feeling the need to journey inward, I hope you heed the call. One fearless step at a time, the journey is one of necessity. This time of year is made for journeys such as this. Rest. Rejuvenate. Renew. Journey onward, fellow whisperers.