I think we have all come to a cross-road in life where we had to choose one path over another. When you would like to set off on an adventure even though it may involve great risks and only potential rewards. A time when deep within you, you know that you would like to do something different and then clarity hits – you know what you should do, but… you hesitate. You wonder could I really? Should I not just do what I know best and what is safe? Yet the yearning in your heart and the clarity in your soul urges you along. It time to do more and be more. You spirit is sure – it is time for you to fulfill your destiny. Yet even though you feel excited and hopeful. Your heart races fast, your palms feel sweaty and doubt niggles softly at the back of your head. So what do you do? The funny thing about cross roads are that some of us will choose what is in our hearts and others would decide to stay where they are. It does not matter as long as you make a choice that feels right for you.
I wrote a poem a while ago which often reminds me of this very concept.
Standing on the edge of a cliff,
I contemplate my fate.
A life that is safe, known,
always the same, predictably on course.
Like the days of time.
Flowing from one to the other, endlessly…
“Is this my fate?” I wonder
The uncertainty coursing through my body.
My head and heart in serious doubt.
A life of promise beacons
filled with uncertainty,
filled with risk,
filled with danger and only a whisper
of potential fun.
Is this my destiny?
Is this my fate?
Can I turn my back on the life,
I have always known,
for an uncertain one?
What if I walk away and only then?
Realize that I made the wrong choice?
As I stand on the edge,
My heart beats hard and fast.
My breath rasps painfully in my chest.
For I know, I have to jump
Into the whisper of promise.
For that mere whisper,
fills me with excitement.
It makes me glow from within my core.
Who knows what’s right or wrong?
The only thing sure is how I feel at this moment.
Uncertain, confused and excited in the face of the unknown.
As I stand on the edge.
My fate is sealed. I have to jump!