There’s only ever and always only one “right” way of navigating anything within this human experience: Your Way.
Whether it’s trauma, grief, overwhelm or maybe simply the mundane navigation of day to day life experience, there is no right and there is no wrong way to handle it. There’s only the unique to you way that makes the most sense at any given moment.
I often debate with myself whether or not to share my own recent trauma with people. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t, but it’s always my call.
Yesterday I was at a bank I hadn’t been to in a while and did share what’s been happening in my life. One of them insisted on hugging me before I left and it wasn’t inappropriate, it was sweet. But other times I decide it’s simply not worth the energy it takes to share with people.
Talking with a close friend this morning she cautioned me not to run away. She knows me well and indeed it is my first instinct to avoid. But in this case, I’m not running but rather discerning what it is that I want and making decisions from a self-considerate space.
Discerning and allowing myself to choose based on what feels most right to me. In SO many different ways and aspects of my life, allowing myself to navigate my own life experience without judgment.
As I write this I’m curled up in bed. I’m in yoga pants, have no makeup on, my hair’s piled on top of my head and I’ll show up just like that to the one meeting I have today. For now, I work from bed because it conserves my energy.
It is frustrating beyond belief to be physically tired while healing. My mind resists it but over the past few months I can’t escape the fact that my body needs significantly more rest than is typical.
That’s a huge part of what is right for me, right now. Honoring that and allowing my own “right” way to unfold isn’t always comfortable.
The logical and linear part of me wants there to be a rule book and well defined pathway. But the often harsh truth is that there simply isn’t one. No one can walk our path for us and it’s only ever up to us to choose our own next right step.
Illuminating our own unique pathway one step, breath, moment at a time.
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