There is a common phrase: "go where the Spirit leads you". I love the freedom in being led since I almost have the sense of being pulled in a direction without effort on my part. It is a call from within that creates a centripetal force uniting my mind, body and will with purpose. There are so many thoughts that we, as humans, process simultaneously. I first became aware of this when I was a new mother raising small children. The mindless tasks of folding laundry and washing dishes allowed me the luxury of thinking far deeper than I had previously on human existence and the origins, meaning, and purpose of life. Subsequently, the next step of my journey was in a career and as I settled in the workforce, my mind was more focused on producing reports and taking notes than on exploring the depths but I was already aware of the possibilities. I call it "inspiration" to be led down paths of discovery to celebrate with awe the wonder of Creation and human existence. I can no longer look at a tree, insect or sunrise in ignorance. I am inspired and led to praise the Creator of such wonder. Being human, my great temptation is to answer the call of the television or turn up the volume so I miss the opportunity to go deep and reflect on what I know. That is, if I resist the temptation to fill my mind with endless noise, the Lord, who is my Shepherd, will lead me beside the still waters and restore my Soul. Psalm 23: 1-3.
A friend once said to me: "don't look back you are not headed in that direction." I laughed but in retrospect, it makes sense. There are no "do overs" but we do have the opportunity to change the direction we are heading. I have heard people make reference to a goal they have set as their "North Star". This tends to be a long term, high level, aspirational goal that motivates, inspires and uplifts the individual. That exactly describes where I find myself on this new day as I launch my new company and website. My North Star goal is to share the Good News and I hope you join me in my quest. I am inspired and uplifted and I hope you will be also as we begin this journey together.
This space is dedicated to sharing the Good News with one another as we journey Home.