Friday, January 6, 2012

GPS or Compass?

What a fascinating conversation.

What's the difference between a GPS and a compass? In your world?

In my world a GPS maps out exactly where you are starting and where you are ending and the path to take in order to get there fastest or without construction or in the lest amount of kilometers (I am Canadian- for those who did not know).

Is that how life works in your world?

It certainly is not the way my world works. In my world the GPS seems to constantly be saying "Recalculating... Recalculating" How many of you have experienced that? After about the third or fourth "Recalculating" I am ready to roll down my car window and throw the damn thing out! So I reach over and turn it off.

Now what am I left with? I had a set path about 30 seconds ago. It was so beautifully laid out for me, even if I had to detour a few times it would eventually tell me exactly where to go next. Without the female over what do I do? Where do I go? What do I trust?

A compass is so radically different than a GPS. While a GPS maps out your entire journey a compass can only point you in the right direction. You then have to take the steps and create the path for yourself. I have managed to get myself around Montreal this way since I began driving. I know the direction I need to go and I simply drive up and down various streets knowing that eventually I will end up at my destination. Truth be told I have seen areas of Montreal that I never knew existed because of this.

To take the compass metaphor into a more abstract thought process; what direction are moving in? We set goals and objectives for ourselves with no way on knowing 'how' we are going to accomplish them. We create this vision of what we want it to look like and then if we truly rely on ourselves and trust our internal compass, aka intuition or heart, then our next steps always reveal themselves at exactly the right time.

Think about it; you set a goal. You think to yourself how am I ever going to accomplish this. You sit and listen. You get an idea for what to do next. You do it. Then you wonder, 'what now?' and eventually the next step comes to you and you do that. The process continues as such.

In my experience a GPS can be so frustrating whereas surrendering to a compass and just trusting that it will continue to point you in the correct direction regardless of the path is actually much more comforting.

GPS or Compass? What would you prefer to use in your world?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New year= new thoughts

For anyone who has ever read my blog I guarantee that I have written about my woos with boys/guys/men over the past few years. I have been very hesitant to get seriously involved in a relationship, some reason I know and I am confident that there are others that I still do not know and may never come to understand.

Alas the other day something magically happened while I was walking on the beach with my mother. You see not even a week ago I said, "I am not ready to meet the 'one' I am to spend the rest of my life with" in a conversation with my cousin, aunt and mother. And so when this thought came to me on the beach I was surprised and slightly shocked and therefore I have decided that it is worth mentioning... into the ether that is the world wide web.

You may at this point be saying; what's the thought?! I am going to met the love of my life this year.

Anyone realize how HUGE that thought is for me? I do. I realize how insanely far out of my comfort zone this thought is.

So fascinating. Well new year, new thoughts. Bring on 2012 and the love of my life.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 1 2012

Well 2012 is finally upon us. There is so much energy around what 2012 means and what it is going to bring. Personally, I believe it is a year of growth; major global growth. What that looks like exactly is anyone's guess. It is just the sense I get from it.

How was your first day of 2012? Mine was pretty wonderful. Woke up, ate a delicious breakfast, even if my egg did not look like what it was meant to... went for a long walk on the beach, began a new necklace, ate dinner, watched a movie and welcomed friends into our getaway cottage. Today was relaxing and productive all at the same time. My resolution; to create each day to feel the same: relaxing and productive/ fulfilling.

I am so thankful for all that 2011 had to bring me and teach me and I am so looking forward to what 2012 has to offer.

2012; let's dance :-)