THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE
Come, sit with me, close your eyes, hold my hand, let's go far away from this place to the place in which you came from.
"Walk in your own path"
I have been missing my blogs and I thinking about it the entire time. I started on a new venture in my journey and it's been taking up much of my time. However I had to take some time to talk you, to encourage you, and inspire you to keep going, to keep the faith in whatever you're doing. Whatever you're up against isn't bigger than the infinite. The infinite is never-ending and it can't be measured in any kind of way. We are part of the infinite, an important part of it. And always remember that the infinite cannot fail, so there is no failure only lessons.
Walk in your own path.
We can become distracted by the things that we see, the things that we hear, and fall out of line with our own path. The next thing you know, you are walking someone else's path. You look up and you have overextended yourself in showing up for them, being there for them, supporting them, and you discover that they don't really appreciate it. They don't see the value in you, your time, and the selflessness to take your time and share it with them. When you walk in your own path, you don't worry about what's going on outside of your path, because you know that you have no control over another's path. It doesn't matter how much time that you share with this person, you do not control their path. Their path is between them and God.
When you are walking in your own path you are completely minding your business. You are not dipping into what other people are doing and where they are along their path. You overstand that life is a challenge for all of us so it's best not to judge others or try to push them further along their path. If staying away means staying in your own path, stay away.
There was a time when I was on everybody else's path. I thought that I was helping them, being supportive, being a good friend and listener, and really I was on their path. I would talk to them, we would talk out issues, and then when they returned to the same situations I would feel like I had wasted my time. But I didn't waste my time, I learned, through all those conversations to stay in my own lane. It's not that I don't care about people, I just leave them alone to walk their own path. People never do what you suggest them to do. Anytime you say the words, "You should" to someone at that point they stop listening to you. Psychology says that when you tell someone what they should do, their brain leads them to do the complete opposite. It's best to say what you could do, because when you say they should, you're making them feel like they have no other choices.
Not walking in my own path has also left me misunderstood, and caused conflict between myself and others. Speaking my advice, my concern, and my truth has put me in some pretty sticky situations, so now I keep my mouth closed unless the person comes to me. I 100% mind my own business. I don't ask questions, I don't pry, and I don't try to pick people for information about their lives. If they want me to know, they will tell me.
Walking your own path is not just about minding your own business. It's also about doing what you want to do in life and making no apologies for it. You know what God has called you to do, so do it. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about what you're doing, this is your path. And your path is unlike any other person's path, even if we are all going to the same direction. All directions lead you back to your true nature, and your true nature is God.
You may have people telling you what you need to do and where you need to stay, but this is not their decision. It is up to you to follow the path that is in your heart. It doesn't matter if people think that your idea isn't a good one, it's your idea, and it's your vision, do what's best for you. This is your path and if you are living in an uncomfortable situation because of what someone else told you to do, then you are not being true to yourself. Being true to yourself is all about walking your path, it doesn't matter if others don't agree with what you have chosen to do.
We cannot appease people nor should we try to when it comes to doing what's best for us. This is your bed, make your own bed, lie in your own bed, and get up from your own bed. No one can live for you and experience what you're feeling the way you do. I have done things for reasons other than being something that was in my heart to do, and every bit of it felt like a struggle. Internally I felt like I was tugging myself along. I felt like I wasn't being true to myself and it made me upset. I felt like I could do better. I've had to do what I had to do so that it could lead me to doing what I want to do. These lessons were best for me though, and they still are, because they have placed me on the path that keeps me walking closer with God. Uncomfortable situations make you more aware of what you're doing and what you're giving your attention to. If you don't give attention to your actions, and walk around unconsciously, you will find that the Universe will intervene, getting your attention, and pushing you in the direction of your true path.
To be on your path, you will feel at peace inside. Even with turbulence around you, you will innerstand what you can control and what you cannot, and you will keep it moving. You will stop trying to control everything and holding onto outcomes.
You literally have to put your blinders on while forging ahead on your path. It's easy to veer onto another's path getting swallowed up by their situations and emotions. It's easy to let someone inside of your head with their words where doubts began to seep in, then you begin to hesitate and lose confidence, going backwards, avoiding the great things that lie ahead waiting for you. All great things are waiting for you.
The most exciting thing about your path is you never know what lies ahead for you. The Universe continues to amaze me. I am constantly surprised in the awesome things that meet me along in my path. I am filled with gratitude spilling over with gratitude as God saves me from so many things. There have been times when I didn't know what I was going to do and God fixed everything on time. There is no need for us to ever worry, it's a complete waste of time, because God will fix everything, even the things that look impossible, on time.
Stick with your path. Stay on your path. This is your path, not anyone else's path, your path. Be bold about it, be glad about it, and be grateful for it, whatever you face on your path.
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Raquel Givens Jones
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