When the path reveals itself, follow it.
Uncertain as I was as I pushed forward, it felt right in my pushing, as if the effort itself meant something. That perhaps being among the undesecrated beauty of the wilderness meant, I, too, could be undesecrated, regardless of what I’d lost of what had been taken from me, regardless of the regrettable things I’d done to others or to myself or the unregrettable things that had been done to me. Of all the things I’d been skeptical about, I didn’t feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me.
Two of my favorite excerpts from Cheryl Strayed’s book: Brave Enough. I have a feeling every month will be a challenging one in letting go of a book that, while mostly sits on my bookshelf untouched, has so much to offer if I just opened it up more. That is my purpose for offering a monthly Book on my Bookshelf Giveaway series here on the Blog, is to give something away to someone who might need it, to get me to open a new book each month and read it before passing it on and sharing what I loved most about it with you. My grandpa always used to tell me and my brother to never stop learning (he owned a company called Forever Learning) and while I didn’t know the impact of his words then, I do now. To learn is to grow and to grow is to progress in our lives and within ourselves. It’s something we do as kids and should actively and intentionally do even into our adulthood. Learning is fun and we need more of that in our adult lives!
What I loved about this book
I would open it up a few times a day to see what message I needed to hear. I kind of let chance find me vs just reading it through. It is a easy read of quotes that truly resonate and ask you to consider mostly what it means to let go, to hold on, to forgive, not to forgive and to move forward in our lives and within ourselves and the stories we carry.
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I considered my options. There was only one, I knew. There was always only one. To keep walking.
Have a great day and stay fiercely YOU,