Your Path is Gone

What happens when the unexpected occurs and the path you have been traveling in life is suddenly no more?

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“The way is clear / the light is good / I have no fear/ nor no one should.” — Prologue, Into the Woods

But then, what happens when, like an unexpected bolt of lightning from the sky, the path is gone? Not twisted, not blocked, simply gone and no more?

The world goes mad

This is what happens when external matter causes the path you are on to cease to be very suddenly, seemingly out of the blue. A loved one dies, a relationship ends, a job is lost, all your money is lost, an injury changes your capabilities, your house burns down, and so on. You cannot predict that these will happen, they just do.

You have a sudden realization

This is what happens when an internal matter causes the path you are on to cease to be very suddenly, seemingly out of the blue. This is far more subjective, as all of these matters are yours and yours alone. For the most part, this occurs when you realize the chosen path you are on is not for you.

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Now what?

This is, of course, the question you have to answer. When matters change suddenly and abruptly they tend to be rife with emotion. When your heart is ripped out of your chest and everything you knew has gone completely sideways, it can feel completely awful.

Choosing anew after the unexpected

One of the ways to combat the grief is to make a new choice.

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I am a practitioner of mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to inspire, open minds, & entertain. http://www.mjblehart.com

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