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A Turning Point in Life (Part II)

Jul 5, 2022 | Daily Trek, HeartPickings

A Turning Point in Life (Part II) - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

A turning point in life is facing each of us at every moment. We meet many people along the path at school, play, work, travel and community. There is a difference between our mind and our heart separately deciding who we want in our life. But when aligned, we understand the mind and listen to our heart. Our actions determine who stays with us. 

I met a delightful local neighbor where I am currently staying. Mary shared with me that when she was a single mom, her ultimate measure of success was home ownership. Today, she owns a few homes, which give her a sense of security.

A day before, I had mentioned that I was location independent and she wanted to learn more about my way of life.

As I was sharing, I felt Mary’s fascination and how my way of life is not for her. And we talked about it. For her, not knowing where she will go next and not having a home base was non-negotiable. I totally get it. We are each at our own turning point in life and what I loved about our conversation was that we laughed a lot and it wasn’t about which way of life is superior. Because no one has that answer—apart for ourselves. And that is a process of discovery and self-awareness.

We give ourselves permission to take risks, or not.

What if everything is already here to be discovered? What if there are tools for us to tap into when we open ourselves to life?

When we are little more open with our heart, we may be ready to share our creativity,  It’s an opportunity for making connections, communicating, reaching out, and learning many useful tidbits.

Imagine a world filled with us living in greater awareness of how we treat the resources on our planet, ourselves and each other.

Maybe our real job is to take responsibility for taking care of everything in sustainable and regenerative ways?

What are unifying tools that are readily available? Conversations can divide and unite. The question is: do we choose to engage in dialogue that builds or destroys?

Music is a powerful force that unifies us when we know the words or hum a melody. Sound and music are also powerful healers we can tap into.

Building healthy systems is a transformation that each of us can be part of in our own way. There is no right or wrong way when our intentions are pure and beautiful. The turning point in life is a deep knowing of what is healthy and unhealthy for us, without harming ourselves, each other and the Earth.

Can we make fighting and conflict to purely win and crush the enemy part of our history? Do we need to carry it with us everywhere we go?

When our hearts and minds are aligned in harmony—at home, work, community, anywhere and everywhere—we can have open dialogue about what truly matters.

“My turning point was my pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It was then that I, who had dedicated most of my life to penetrate the ‘secrets’ of the universe, realized that there are no secrets. Life is and will always be a mystery. Life is a constant miracle, and this miracle manifests itself in encounters with other people.”—Paulo Coelho

There are people creating parallel systems—social, economic, health, political and ones still being imagined—as the future emerges. A new chapter is being born for us by us when we believe in our own potential and connect with like-hearted souls. Are you ready for your own turning point in life?

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