“If your path seems more difficult it is because your calling may be bigger than your plans.” – Unknown
Right Path vs. Wrong Path
Did I Screw Up Too Much?
There has been numerous times where I have questioned if I am on the right path or not. I can easily turn a morning meditation into questioning if I screwed up too much along the way. Does this mean I am not happy with my life or that I am doing something wrong? No, it doesn’t mean that. It simply means I am human and I recognize that I did a lot of damage in the past from drinking as well as made some mistakes in my decisions sober. After six years in recovery, I have questioned if I am on the right path and if I am where I am supposed to be.
My Path Is The Right Path Even When It’s Wrong
If you have come to a point in your recovery (whether you are new in sobriety or have accumulated a few years) where you question your path, you are not alone. This is not only very normal in the process of recovery. But people who are not alcoholics and addicts do it too. What I have discovered through this deep soul searching question is that even if I was at one point on the wrong path, it still is the right path for me. I believe that all my experiences both good and bad have helped build the amazing woman I am today, and have helped shaped my life and my path to do great things.
Sometimes that feeling of wondering if I am following the right path is simply my Higher Power whispering in my ear to maybe follow some dreams that I have pushed aside.
Being uncomfortable isn’t always a bad thing. It can be motivating to get us to do the things in which we were too scared to do. Things that will make our lives better. Sometimes that means walking away from a relationship that makes us unhappy, quitting another vice like smoking or poor eating habits. Or even getting out and getting more physically active, anyone can add to the list. If we were always comfortable in our skin and in life. The chances are we would never feel the need to change things and therefore never grow.
Trust The Process
So, I say let go of that expectation if you are on the right path or not and start allowing your Higher Power to guide you in the direction you are meant to travel. Just don’t forget to enjoy the process and follow your dreams. We didn’t get sober to wait for amazing things to happen. We got sober so we could create amazing things in our life and in this world.
Just for today, I will trust the process, not give up, and follow my dreams.
Written By: Watershed AshlingTags: keep calm, monday motivation, motivation monday, Watershed Ashling