One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
I think I am starting to lose sight of the shore and do not yet see the new land to which I am headed. It reminds me of the view from the cruise ship when all I could see was water. It reminds me of pictures my brother took from the Naval submarine while he stood on watch with nothing around him but water. There is great beauty in being surrounded by water. There can also be a sense of panic that sets in for me if I think about the vastness of the water and the distance to land.
My wellness journey has been ongoing and I no long struggle with the question, is it worth it? I believe it is a very valuable journey and I like the person I am becoming.
But lately I find that I have started to think of the days when I will be able to let up a bit on the frequency and intensity of my workouts. I am starting to look forward to reaching a goal that still seems a ways off. I realize I have sailed away from the land I once called home and I can not yet see the new land. I have lost sight of the shore…
And so this quote really resonates with me. It offers me hope that I am headed to a new land but it also keeps me grounded in reality that the journey from where I started to where I am going may be a long one.
I am grateful that my wellness journey has begun. I can honestly say that the journey to my heart followed a similar course over years. I believe I am in my new land in my emotional journey and it is a good place to be. I believe I will arrive in time to the land of wellness, and I believe I will then say as well, it is a good place to be.
I wonder if you are clinging to shore, setting sail, losing sight of shore or arriving and living in a new land. Wherever you are, live it fully and live it well!