Muddy Paths

I have traveled many roads being a military spouse and before that, figuratively, I traveled more roads than that. Traversing all kinds of terrains, some mountainous, others flat, I am confident in my driving skills. No accidents or incidents, I have fared quite well – in actual road travel. Not in the figurative sense! To some fault of my own and even at the consequence of others’ actions, I have had quite an adventure. Yet one thing is true in either regard, literally or figuratively…muddy paths can be the most cumbersome.

Mud is wet dirt that is sticky and covers clothes thickly. Its like sludge and doesn’t just wash off, dependent on surface or time stained. Where you know an item can be cleaned because its mud you consider trashing it alternatively. Do I like this item that much to go through the trouble? Can I find a suitable replacement at the store? How much will it take to clean up the surrounding area after cleaning this garment? Regardless of what you decision you make, something must be done.

Life has muddy paths and various terrain, I enjoy good drives in good company. I refuse going on a drive with the wrong company in the wrong vehicle. Those experiences are the worse because you can’t decipher how to ease the uncomfortability or improve the experience! So what I endeavor to due to customize a travel arrangement that ensures that at least I can be happy with the interior experience of my travels even when I can’t control the weather. I believe that this is the most important method to traversing muddy paths.

Despite the weather you may incur when you have somewhere to be, you persevere to get there and that is how we must face traveling along such paths. Muddy either through external factors that you have no control over or through consequences to decisions made, sometimes…mud is unavoidable. I think mud should stand for Middle Undertaking Destiny.

I know my destination is not shrouded in mud, there is no delight in staying in mud in the heat of the light of day that shines on our high moments. So the presentation of mud is evidence that I am somewhere in the middle of a process. Getting through this mud means that I have an arrangement of tasks or decisions that propel into thoughts and actions to move beyond this muddy experience. This awareness of the middle place and the undertaking means that I moving toward an unseen or unrealized opportunity.  Destiny is misconstrued to be the ultimate end of something. If that were true, once we reached our destiny there would be no further need for life. So destiny is truly the becoming of one’s self to their authentic truth which ends up unfolding greater possibilities.

When confronting muddy paths or foreseeing muddy weather ahead, consider the garment covered in mud. What’s the value for the garment? What’s the work that will be involved, count the cost? Middle Undertaking Destiny may cover you and even cake but the impact can be enjoyable with the right company and doable as such. And its negative impact, if any, can be washed away…

Remember, everything is not disposable and neither are you. #MUD, #mudisgood

Enjoying the journey, Ceci #roadwarrior