Embracing Your Journey. These words evoke many different meanings, feelings and ideas depending on who hears them. While it sounds like a wonderful goal, a catchy slogan, a novel idea when we actually break it down what are we talking about when we say Embracing Your Journey? What does Embracing Your Journey really mean?
To adequately express Embracing Your Journey we have to break it down first to what is this Journey we are trying to embrace. The Journey that we are all on is a very personal, specific experience unique to each of us. Our Journeys are made up of millions of little moments, choices, interactions and thoughts. They are swayed and influenced by those around us and the world. It is the good moments, the bad ones and everything in between. It is the path of self-discovery, exploration and growth that we all endeavor on whether consciously or not. We are all on a life long Journey from our first breath to our last and beyond. By embracing this Journey we can stop being just passengers along for the ride and start driving the car.
So how do we embrace this Journey? We start by loving and accepting where we are on our Journey. There is nothing wrong with striving for and anticipating the next step of our Journeys but by only looking forward we miss out on so much of the experience. In order to truly embrace the process you have to embrace where you are and where you have been not just where you are going. Understanding and accepting where you are at is key to finding where you want to go. By embracing your flaws, disappointments and missteps you can release yourself from them and identify the next steps to take so that you can grow past them. Truly looking back with an open heart and mind allows for you to see and appreciate how past struggles that seemed so insurmountable at the time were actually strengthening, preparing and steering you towards the next steps on your Journey. If we don’t embrace the past and the present, if we hold on to the doubt, worry and judgement of ourselves we risk creating road blocks and detours on our Journey. When we embrace where we have been we allow ourselves the freedom to move forward, to take control and appreciate the Journey ahead. We become active participants. We are able to evaluate and find the resources, tools and support that we need to continue forward on our Journey.
Whether you are striving to live a healthier life, be more connected with the environment, take better care of yourself, expand your awareness, open up spiritually, unsure where you are going or any other path you may be on, we are here to support you. The Embracing Your Journey Expo’s goal is to provide a welcoming environment where anyone can come and find resources, support and encouragement on their Journey. Where you can come and open your horizons to new experiences, find the tools to help you achieve your goals and propel you forward on your Journey as well as gaining guidance and insight. Where ever you are at, where ever you are going we are here to help you Embrace Your Journey.
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