The Path of my Life

Early Sunday morning I sit here and think to myself just how lucky I am to be healthy and alive in this world I live in. I live in a nice home, married my best friend and love the work I do each day. Everything I dreamed about years ago have pretty much come true for me. There really isn’t too much else I desire in this life as I have discovered that the best things in life really aren’t things at all.

There are many paths to choose from as we walk through this life and I have learned that when we reach a point where the path before us divides into many, we simply need to stop. Yes, just stop, relax, close our eyes and dream of the direction we must choose. Soon there comes many clues and positive answers to come our way and lead us on our journey. Sometimes just moments and sometimes months go by before us, when all of sudden we just know the direction we must go.

Even now, at the age of 56 I continue down this path of life and experience these “Y” sections before me. My dreams and aspirations continue to lead me to a life of peace and tranquility. Yes, getting older is a tough reality and can offer some pretty significant challenges along the way. There are and will continue to be roadblocks to encounter along this ancient path that many have walked before me. With each I will rely on the spiritual guidance of universal energy to help me move forward.

There have been many times that I have just freaked out and become bitter as objects got in my way along a path that I should have never been walking on the first place. Simply put, my desires were not in alignment with the forces that guide me. Looking back at many of the areas of life that I wondered into have taught me to be patient. Sometimes the things that you believe that you want are actually envious desires of others. Yes, sometimes we cross paths with others on a different journey and get sidetracked and lose our way. But as time goes by we soon realize that we have lost our way and must return to that path of life we were born to walk on. And once we do find our way back we know it. The world around us is brighter, we smile more and find great joy in all that surrounds us.

 

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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23 Responses to The Path of my Life

  1. WOW, talk about crossing paths on life. I believe in a higher power. I believe things happen for a reason. I’m currently living on the opposite spectrum of life that you are, but you do give me hope.

    • I basically grew up really poor. Things weren’t so great, but then again some of the best moments in life came during that cycle. It wasn’t until I read a book called “The Celestine Prophecy” that I started understand why things happen and where I am going. Sometimes just being grateful for the things we have are enough to move a few steps ahead.

  2. Gorgeous! I will be 62 in a couple of months and life is getting better! Traveling with a cat and an adventuring husband and exploring nature is awesome! Keep up the good work…

  3. suzewannabe says:

    It’s good to see you posting again 🙂

  4. There are times in life when you know you followed the wrong path but life has a way of turning these meanders on themselves for the good. Listening, waiting and following your instinct ~ I agree with you. Sounds as if you’ve found an amazing peace about life. Lovely. x

  5. shobhna says:

    Thank you for your gratitude filled reflection and reminder. To align with our true nature and being aware of co creating with the universe is a true gift to ourselves. ♡

  6. Prima Donna says:

    Thanks for this post. Yes it takes a lot more work and effort, these days not to get sidetracked by the whims of others.

  7. hsampson says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful life lesson!

  8. This post I love the best so far. 💜 This is your soul speaking and my soul heard you. “The best things in life really are not things.” So inspiring! 😊

  9. kkeevins says:

    Sounds like you’ve reached the top of the mountain. What a view, right? It’s beautiful, but we know that we can never stay there. This crazy journey is a rollercoaster!

    Your blog ALWAYS has an impact on me. Thanks Bill.
    –Kathy from:
    Diaryofadedicateddiabetic.wordpress.com

  10. “sometimes we cross paths with others on a different journey and get sidetracked and lose our way.”
    Ohhhhhh boy. I can relate.
    Excellent post I can relate to well. Peace
    Scott
    https://scottsthoughts12.wordpress.com/

  11. Simplifi(ed) Life says:

    Bravo. Well written and well received by a 51 year old especially :
    “There are many paths to choose from as we walk through this life and I have learned that when we reach a point where the path before us divides into many, we simply need to stop. Yes, just stop, relax, close our eyes and dream of the direction we must choose”

    Hello from NH USA
    Scott

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