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What is Your Journey!!!

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The best journey you can take is the one back to YOU! Often times, during the course of our life’s journey, we become sidetracked and lost , only to find ourselves on the road toward a destination that we have not chosen and/or envisioned for ourselves. Many times, we end up on that road, due to bad directions from others, due to our having misread the directions for our lives, from our having not adhered to the directions we know that we must travel so that we arrive safely to our destination or from our not having any directions, at  all and having failed to find a guide or mentor that has traveled our road or, at least , can read the pertinent parts of our road map and gives us guidance along the way.

If you are feeling lost and confused, you may not be on your journey. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you may not be on your journey. If you feel like you are going through the motions with no joy or hope for tomorrow, you may not be on your journey. If you are taking directions from others without first considering, if you are headed  in the direction your Creator  mapped out for you and wants you to go, you may not be on your journey. If you are doing what others tell you and have not given much thought to what you are doing and why, you may not be on your journey.

Most of the great leaders, in history, spent ,  at least, one long period in solitude thinking about the direction and course that their lives needed to take. Moses went to the mount, Jesus went to the “wilderness”, Ghandi created a commune. Each went searching for the path that their lives should take and they went alone so as not to be influenced by others who might give them wrong directions. Some of us spend time at the park, in the library, in study, in meditation, in prayer, amongst others and are able to find that path that leads us to our personal fulfillment and destiny.

Ten ways to be on your journey back to you:

1. Evaluate your values are belief system. Make sure that they will allow you to make a positive impact in your personal life, in your community and in the world. You were born to make a positive difference. When we are making a positive impact, we are usually on our journey.

2. Listen to your spirit, make sure the “voices” you are hearing that you allow to guide you are not demeaning, negative, blaming, hurtful. God does not speak to us in that manner. He directs us gently and lovingly and affirms us. He may warn us, but he provides us a solution and speaks to us with a positive course of action. He wants to make sure we follow our path.

3. Listen to your spirit until you hear the “voices” that affirm and comfort who you really are and not who you think you should be or who others may have told you that you are.

4. Write down how you would like to see yourself in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years and honestly ask yourself are you headed in the direction of those desires. Keep a journal and keep track of where you are heading. If you happen to get lost, it is easier to get back on track when you know where you deviated and went awry.

5. Make sure you value who you are with or without beauty, with or without money and with or without any of the “trappings” that we are convinced that matter in this world and to this world.

6. Find a mentor that has already gone your path successfully and be willing to ask them to share where the “ditches” and “pitfalls” are so that you do not stumble or become sidetracked. Even though you may have a mentor and sometimes a travel mate, this is your journey so be willing to go some of it alone and some of it in the dark just follow your heart – keep it pure and it will be your best guide.

7. Invest in yourself, spiritually, physically, educationally and financially. Find a place to worship, a place to work out, exercise and to shop for nourishing foods, a place where you can learn what you need to be equipped properly for your journey and find a way to save money toward your future as well as to have financial resources to purchase what you need for “travel”.

8. Take daily introspective looks into yourself. Be honest so that you can hold yourself accountable to making sure you are headed on your path.

9. Be forgiving of others and yourself when you lose the way and be willing to get back on course. After forgiving yourself and others, be willing to release, leave or disconnect from those that are not going your direction or have you momentarily sidetrack or lost.

10. Encourage others to find their journey to themselves.

Quotes to remember:

The journey of happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what’s there; all of it.

Richard Rohr , American Spriritual Leader

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, who has started upon the quest for the source of his being.

Dag Hammarskjold, Swedish Politician

 

 

 

 

 

Pertinent – having a clear decisive relevance to the matter in hand 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “What is Your Journey!!!”


  1. June 28, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Hi, that a very insightful, compelling, motivational and encouraging speech Tony ;o)…thank you! ;o)

    For me and where I view reaching MY destiny at this stage (in this hour) in life would be: (3 quotes) ‘Life to me is a journey – you never know what may be your next destination’ ~ David Russell, “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome”~ Arthur Ashe & “We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow.” – Jonathan Westover

    I see it as this; In making a life’s decisions; You are the painters of of your future, and only YOU can be your greatest challenge or biggest defeat. Either way you have to WANT that! And so, We Live and We Learn. I’ve come to believe anything worth having is worth working towards. And I trust that God will help me and teach greatly along the way. Because in reality I realize, God is NOT going to do something for me that I can do for myself! A lot of times, people are looking for God to do EVERYTHING while they just believe in faith—and that only! Faith without works is dead! God don’t do “magic”…he works “miracles”! Just “believeing” you can get to the store while laying in bed is NOT going to get you there any quicker than thinking about it….you have to get up and get moving! So, that’s I’ve what I’ve purposed in my heart to do (smile)………I’m doing something to better me in this hour. And I’m ALL for helping others achieve their goals as well, but at the same time, I’m NOT going to allow a person who LACKS vision, individuality and positivity, to pull me into the mudd clay. Nor on the other hand, people who are NOT really discouraging or annoying, but they ain’t blessin your life neither…you have to watch out for them as well. But all in all I see this year spontanteous as a sudden raindrop………….and I plan on moving and working towards the mark, and seeing what the end shall be.

    Thanks again Tony 🙂 btw love the MJ X Wiz pic 🙂

  2. July 8, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    That was an excellent read, I really enjoyed it and thanks for your vote =)

  3. 5 Eskwee
    May 19, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Glad I came across this post, Thank you Tony =]]


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