Make peace with the past, live in the present, and look fearlessly toward the future.
Investigate with honesty and courage roadblocks and detours that have guided my choices and decisions, and led me to places I don’t want to be.
Notice the moments when choices are made, and whether they are genuine choices or simply reactions to stress and frustration.
Decide to follow advice only when it is respectful, intelligent, and hopeful and resonates in harmony with my inner song.
Find my center and stay there until it feels like home. Then follow my heart wherever it may lead.
Understand that I will stumble, fall, and make choices that do not further my journey down the right path. Be gentle with myself when that happens.
Let go of unnecessary burdens. Put down the heavy baggage. Carry only those things that create happiness, foster kindness and sing a new song.
Never give up, no matter how difficult the struggle becomes. Remember that it is my choice what experiences and emotions I will carry into the future.
Eagerly face this new journey, pack lightly, write a traveling song.
Step out bravely onto this new path.
Seek kindred spirits, welcome fellow travelers. Eat and be satisfied.
©Martha Hurwitz, 8/25/17