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The Train is Leaving the Station

A Beautiful Day for A Trip

It’s a beautiful day.

The sun is shining, a light breeze…a perfect

day for boarding the train to take you on

that trip you’ve been wanting to go on forever.

You’ve boarded, put your bags up, and walk

to the back of the train to stand on the little

balcony at the back of the caboose.

You can hear the station master yelling

“All aboard!” and the train begins to shimmy

and ready for movement forward.

This is when it gets weird.

You look down and suddenly notice that

while you have been enjoying the scene,

a handcuff has appeared on your wrist…

and there’s a length of chain attached to it

that is locked onto the guardrail of the station.

This is not good.

The train lurches and begins to pull away.

Quick:  What do you do?

Metaphorically Speaking…

Now of course this couldn’t happen in real life…

could it?

No one is ever going to handcuff you to

the train station just as you’re trying to leave.

Metaphorically speaking…

ever struggle with wanting to move forward,

make a change, be different…but events and

experiences are holding you tightly to the past,

preventing you from “leaving the station?”

You Have A Choice

Go back to the train scenario…

what were you going to do?

Depending on your resources

(and how many Mission Impossible

movies you have seen lately) you might

saw off the handcuff quickly so you

could stay on the moving train.

You could jump off the train so you could

remove the handcuff and chain, and

then either re-board the train or

book another trip at a later date.

Or you could get ripped in two because you

didn’t know what to do in the situation…

okay, let’s not go with that option.

Letting Go of the Past

You may have had little choice about

what happened to you in the past.

But letting go of the past is a choice.

It can remain there, as does the train

station, forever.

You can return to it, visit it, or never

go back to it again.

The fact remains that you are free to

get on board, move, grow, and change.

Where Do You Want to Go Today?

The train is leaving the station.

Your bags are packed and stored on board.

Your trip is already planned and your future awaits.

Where do you want to go today?  🙂

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