Opportunities are Paths to Journeys

Perhaps something unexpected has happened that has led to another direction, and perhaps it’s not one of your choosing. Things happen throughout life that we cannot change or control, so we must look for the different opportunities along the new path.

Every time a new opportunity arises, it’s a path to yet another journey, and using our choices wisely depends on the type of path to have. Some paths are rocky, some may be worn, and some may seem as if the grass is greener farther down the road. But if we continue to wait for the “right” path, we might miss something beautiful along the way.

A different path to your journey

© Shannon Hart

Alone for the Holidays?

Sometimes holidays can be difficult if we find ourselves alone watching people in the world go by enjoying themselves with family and friends. Or perhaps we are with people that make us feel alone. Either way, it’s important to remind ourselves that no matter what, the sun will rise and set each day, making it something to look forward to.

sunset sunrise inspiration

© Shannon Hart

Manifest What Matters

With today being Black Friday, I thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss manifesting. People often wish to manifest tangible things – material things – things that really don’t matter in the whole scheme of life and never bring true happiness. While it’s great to have nice things, the happiness they provide is temporary and false. What really matters is how we feel inside, our spiritual growth and wisdom, and how we use them.

Starting Over With a Broken Web

Have you ever worked really hard on something only to have it unexpectedly destroyed? This happens to all of us, whether it be in work, relationships, or anything else that is meaningful.

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Just the other day I was preparing for a local art market, working diligently on a seaglass suncatcher piece. I don’t know how it happened, but I dropped it, shattering pieces of glass all over the tile floor. It was the last project for the market, and at that point I didn’t have enough time to start over. Not only was I frustrated, I felt pretty stressed out being pressed for time and not having this particular piece to take with me. But this was a just small thing to fix.

Another part of life starting over has a different meaning – after death, divorce, or other major loss beyond our control. The only thing we do have control over, however, is our own lives, and although it can be frustrating, sometimes starting over can be a good thing. It gives us the opportunity to perfect our errors, to get things “right” the second (or third or fourth) time around, and to make necessary changes to eliminate what is no longer needed. It can also open new doors and windows to a world that we never knew existed. It may take weeks or years to begin a new life after these events, but the next time your web is broken, remember that it’s okay to start over.