Have you ever continued to go in the wrong direction, even though intuitively you knew it wasn't right?
A couple weeks ago, hiking a trail I had done countless times before, with a distracted mind, I ended up taking a wrong turn. 30 mins into the route, I started to feel it wasn't right, but continued to follow the path, hopeful it would bring me back. 1.5 hours and many brutal hills later, still on that wrong path, I stopped to look at my map with my last 1% phone battery. The map showed I was going the right direction, meanwhile, my intuition was screaming, "you are going the wrong way, turn around". Again, I made the choice to ignore my intuition and continue down the path. About 45 mins later, legs exhausted, I hit a albatross nesting area filled with beautiful birds. At this point, I knew I was far from where I needed to be, so I turned around and retraced my steps back to my trail. My leisurely 4 hour hike turned out to be an exhausting, hill filled 8 hours - with some beautiful new discoveries along the way.
I couldn't help but laugh at the parallels of this event with my current life. At that time, there were certain decisions I was making that I knew were not best for me - that my intuition was telling me not to.
But with these "wrong decisions" we make in life, we are often led to some of the most valuable rewards in the form of life lessons. I believe these lessons are perfectly timed and necessary for growth and perspective as we experience life. As a result of this shift in perspective, I'm learning to not be so hard on myself and accept that every experience and choice we make in life are simply a part of our journey. Everything is unfolding on time, exactly as it's meant to - "missteps" and all. ✨
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