We drove down this track last weekend, to visit the secluded beach of Seacliff, in East Lothian. We took several wrong turnings, and got hopelessly lost several times before rounding the corner to this view. The Bass Rock gleaming in the Firth of Forth beckoned us forward. The beach was just through this arch, round the corner and down the track. This view led us forwards, knowing we were on the right track…..and you can see some views of the beach we reached on my earlier post ‘Breath of the sea’.
Things which entice and encourage us forwards are so important, they can help to motivate, focus and reassure us. Like little beacons in the dark unknown, they illuminate and show us the path. We can begin to feel certainty in the midst of uncertainty, just because of these tangible, visible markers. They confirm we are heading in the right direction, even when we feel utterly lost.
“Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find them.” Epictetus C5th.
He reminds us that sometimes the best way forward, especially if we are lost, is to stop trying to find what we think should be there, and to start seeing what’s actually there. Once we had spotted the Bass Rock we knew we could relax and just follow the track.
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