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?
Now of course this couldn’t happen in real life…
No one is ever going to handcuff you to
the train station just as you’re trying to leave.
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
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? 🙂