I found myself at a Latin American Spanish ladies artists’ event in Dubai tonight, as one does, and just before leaving I was asked the classic cocktail question by a fellow coach: ‘So what are you doing?’.
I said, as I do these days: ‘At this very moment, I’m travelling.’
Her: ‘Do you know Alice in Wonderland?’
“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.Alice: So long as I get somewhere…
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.”
We’re constantly meeting people on our paths.
– some guide us along our way, to give helpful pointers and lessons we need to learn, subtle or strong,
– some challenge us to find our answers, our place, to test our learnings,
– some come with messages, downright information
– and some are angels, beautiful angels – they appear to say ‘you’re ok, honey, everything is just fine!’
There is no right or wrong: we get to choose our truth of the moment.
It may only become clear much later, but everything happens for a reason, trust and embrace the process.
As Steve Jobs said:
‘The dots will connect in hindsight,
so for now, follow your heart’.