Monday, November 21, 2011

Trust Your Path

Thanksgiving week. This time of year always feels reflective. The holidays are upon us, the new year not far away. We find ourselves asking timeless questions with a clear and demanding timeframe. What have I accomplished? Where has my path taken me? What are my goals now? Next month? Next year?

This is a wonderful time of year for family, friends, and appreciating the love and joy in our lives. But the season also brings up complex feelings, often around love and loss, joy and pain, ambition and success or failure. Every emotion seems heightened; every life choice, everything that has happened to us, is celebrated or derided or mourned or questioned. At this time of year, we can easily find ourselves at a crossroads on our path.

Thinking about that made me realize how important it is to simply have faith in ourselves and in our paths, because that's where our truths lie. It made me think of the post I did last Monday on Tarot's Fool's journey (Never Underestimate Hope), because the Fool is sure as heck at a major crossroads, and his journey is ours.

Don McLean sings a beautiful song on his American Pie album (1980 CD), called Crossroads, that expresses this place in the journey perfectly. It's a love song in which any deep and true love (like writing) can be our beacon. Give it a listen here, and remember, all roads lead to where you stand.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

~ Linda


  1. Oh, boy. Did you hit the nail on the old head, LInda!

    Thanks for posting this!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. Thanks, Lorelei, and Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

  3. So true. I've been having many of those "crossroads" type of questions lately. This post is timely, thank you for it and...


  4. Hi, Linda,

    What a lovely post. I couldn't agree more. Despite everything, as long as we have our health, family, and friends who love us, our journeys are much easier.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Heather and Karlene as well.

    And thanks for the wonderful comment you left on my blog today.

  5. This whole year has made me think of the Fool's Journey (love those posts by the way) and this summed it up perfectly. Our paths don't necessarily lead to where we thought they would. But if we walk them right, they lead to exactly where we need to go.

  6. Michael, thank you. Health, family and friends. Wow, that is the trifecta that leads to the gold at the end of the rainbow!

  7. So glad you like the Fool's posts, Heather. (Me too :-) ) We're in it deep, all right. Just keeping one foot in front of the other on the path is like winning the lottery sometimes.

  8. Tina, you're welcome. The crossroads are so great and important for us, but sometimes don't you just want to yell, "No more growth and change! Please!!"? At some point we really get it, though: it really IS all about the process.

  9. This is beautiful Linda, Thank you so much for a great holiday post. Yes, emotions are all over the place this time of year. Having faith in ourselves is the best thing we can do to survive. Thrive. Succeed.

  10. Have a peaceful Thanksgiving Linda!

    Thank you for giving me a Versatile Blogger award. It's now up there and worn with pride!

    Thank you!


  11. you're welcome, Juliet! Nice to see you. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too

  12. Love this post. One thing I've learned this year is not to be too hard on myself and practice self love and remember that I'm still on the right path.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.