The Woods.

As a heavy thinker and a constant processor of information in life, I feel like I’m constantly in a maze trying to make my way through.

Searching for an understanding of feelings, choices, values.

It all feels like this grand puzzle…

And I never seem to be out of the woods.

The woods continue to intertwine and hold me back from taking a run to the finish line.

I started to take a look at the branches that have snagged me.

Maybe there is a reason the trees are reaching out.

Then again, my brain so often views things in “cavemen speak”

  • “This make me happy, so good thing.”
  • “This give me peace, so this nice.”
  • “This bother me, so no more”

It’s hard to dig deep ALL the time.

My brain either doesn’t even try or it digs all the way until it reaches the bottom of the realm.

Lately, I’ve been stressing both.

The “caveman speak” can tell me how I generally feel about something.

It’s about the “vibes”, I guess as they say.

The vibes can dictate a lot and can be the summary of the feeling, what I need to know in order to help me make quick decisions.

However, I most likely will not decide quickly.

So, when I do need/want to dig deep, I want to treat it as an assessment of my values, my needs/wants, and how my decisions now can affect my future.

I want the future me to be better because of the present me.

I don’t have the answers as to what that is sometimes, but I can try to look out for myself.

So, as far as the grand maze of life and thought comes and goes, I find that I am not out of the woods yet.

But, I am beginning to realize what the woods are teaching me.

Pay attention to the details.

There’s a reason why they are there.

Each endeavor is not meant to be easy, so making the choices on your path will not be clear.

The choice is in front of me, the feelings exist.

Now, just to get back to the woods…


Inspired by Bon Iver

“I believe a few words can change your day and your life.”

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