Our oldest daughter, Sarah, her hubbie, Brian and their loyal dog, Emmett, have started out on a modern day Odyssey to find a new home, new work and new life and they are blogging about it – The Great Beahan Adventure.
Most of you might already be reading about their muses as they travel. Their Statcounter quit counting for free after 500 followers. Amazing, right?!
I’ve been thinking about their journey and what it means to everyone who is following them along the way. I know some of the following is just to keep up with their journey, but I think many of the followers are traveling with them in spirit for a different reason.
I believe many are intrigued with the risk and the humility entailed in being totally open to what the road offers. But, I also think it stirs a deep yearning within many readers that does not need to go unaddressed just because the time and resources are not available for a cross-country journey.
I invite those of us who are feeling like we are sharing the desire to explore life’s unknown possibilities to look within ourselves. Everyday our lives and our hearts offer us the chance to travel down the “road less taken” whether in thought or deed. Every day we have the opportunity to do more of the same or to make choices that can lead to wonderful new levels of creativity, compassion and contribution beyond our wildest dreams. Every day we have the opportunity to connect with new people, initiating a real connection that fosters more openness in our own hearts. It does involve stepping out of our comfort zones and exploring paths that may lead us to places in our minds and hearts we either shut off or have never known. But that is the excitement of the adventure of our lives.
Thanks, Sarah, Brian and Emmett for reminding us of the promise our lives can offer if we choose to pursue our personal exploration.