It sometimes seems there are barriers to our voice at every turn.
The rocks in the stream of life are part of a clarifying process. Trusting the flow for clarity, we learn patience as we move along; as our path unfolds before us.
The last two years have been stressful for Greg. The management component of his work has been made more and more difficult due to two successive mergers. As he did his best to flow along with purpose, it seemed there were larger and larger rocks at every turn. For the longest time Greg felt these rocks were barriers strategically placed with his demise in mind.
After two years of flowing in and around these perceived barriers, the flow began to form clear pools of fresh content and opportunity. From pool to pool Greg began to rediscover bits of himself that had broken off the whole and been taken downstream.
Initially, some of these discoveries were painful. After a while he began to find pieces he had not seen in some time. He would linger at some pools knowing there was even more to discover. He held on to all the pieces trusting they would eventually fit together once again. And could it be they would fit together even better than before?
Greg told me about how providential this flow now appeared to him. The rocks had actually helped determine a new course. He has made a significant decision about the future of his work. It is a decision that will actually bring him more into the present. The rocks have been a guide leading Greg back to his voice.
Voice gives you the power of persistence. Voice represents completeness in your own language – in terms congruent with your core. Flowing around your own rocks builds your strength and confidence in the unfolding moments.
As Greg might attest, those perceived barriers may just turn out to be rocks correcting our course.