Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Compass and a Bridge

Life doesn't give you a map. So in the last few days I realized I have been reading my internal compass wrong. What I perceived as due north, I have currently discovered is more like northwest.

Well, I'm a little off course. After a few days of "how could this have happened" and "I thought for sure I was going the right way", I begin the process of correction.

Sometimes we are on the path and we make slight adjustments to our course, for whatever reason, and discover we are not even close to where we want to be in our lives. For some of us it can take years to discover it.

So now I am trying to read the signs to figure out where I go from here.

The night before last I had a dream about a bridge. (a sign perhaps!)

Today, I follow a link online from an article by Lynn Robinson about bridges and here is the quote before the article:

"Between letting go (of the old) and successfully launching the new there is a time of confusion and emptiness. People often feel lost during this time, and too often they interpret that lostness as yet another sign that something is wrong. It is simply a sign that they have entered the fertile chaos of the neutral zone. — William Bridges" (the man's name is bridges!)

I have entered "the fertile chaos of the neutral zone." I’m just going to sit here a bit before I run off in a direction I think is the best route.

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