There are many times in life when we find ourselves at a crossroads. Some of us experience this more often than others, and I think the reasons why are plentiful.

Most likely, it’s because you take more risks and put yourself out there, fully participating and immersing yourself in life.

It could also be because you experience, learn, and grow. You take the time to evaluate where you’ve been, and decide where you want to be, then set forth with your plan. You aren’t afraid of looking into the recesses of your soul, no matter what you may find, how dark or dysfunctional, then work through your issues by removing your ego and allowing your best self to shine through.

And maybe it’s because you don’t hesitate in baring your soul, and often. Because you know life is too short. You know pride is overrated and fear is to be faced. Embarrassment won’t kill you, and rejection will afford you the opportunity to open another door so that you can move on.

There is such peace and freedom in approaching life, and yourself, in this way. To sit quietly, allow your feelings to run free, then coral them and ask, “what’s next”?

Be open to the questions, doubts, and fears that will arise. Duke it out in your mind, then shutdown your thoughts so you listen to your heart. Then, take a chance. What’s the worse that can happen?

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it may very well lead to great things for you.

And if not, it may result in a shift of direction that is necessary for you to live your best life.

So when you find yourself at a crossroads, don’t rush into action, yet don’t dwell eternally. Stuck isn’t where you want to be. Forward is where you want to go.

This is easy when it comes to personal vision and goals, solo commitment that will move you in the direction of your dreams.

More complex when it involves others because we cannot control or predict the outcome. All we can do is be honest, open, and rationale. When our emotions are involved, chances are tensions are high. When our hearts are on fire, it’s tough for our minds to extinguish it. But if we are honest with ourselves, our only goal should be to arrive at an authentic place, no matter what.

I’m at a crossroads. And I’m one of those who finds myself standing there often. Not so much over the past few years, but now again.

I can separate fact from fiction, fantasy from reality. I know what I need, and what will ultimately happen if settle for less than that.

I know what my heart wants, my mind reins in, and my gut traffics.

When you find yourself at a crossroads, be honest with yourself and don’t be afraid. Your only fear should be living a lie, and life’s too short for that.

Being honest with yourself, and others, is one of the greatest gifts you have to give.

Wrap that up, and choose a road.

Author: E.M. Murphy

A voracious writer, lifetime learner and eternal seeker who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

One thought on “Crossroads.”

  1. Oh friend, I too am at a crossroad and for the first time in my life I am not letting fear lead the way. Fear and comfort have been my closest friends for so long and I am learning how to ditch them. Time to get uncomfortable and do what scares me. ❤️

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