No going back

Almost everyone has heard the phrase “one step forward; two steps backwards”. For most that means that they can never seem to get ahead no matter how hard they try. But what if you weren’t meant to get ahead at that moment?

Hope and faith is the one step forward. Patience is the two steps backwards.

There very likely is a reason you are taking those two steps backwards. It could be that you aren’t quite ready for the path you are attempting to walk. It might be that it really isn’t the direction you should take so the Universe is giving you a chance to recognize that this isn’t the direction you should go and make the changes necessary before it’s much more difficult or even too late. Maybe there was something you missed along the way that you need to pay attention to before you can go “full boar” into your future.

Or maybe, just maybe, it’s your own fears that hold you back.

Regardless of the reason you are taking those “two steps backwards”, the truth of the matter is you never actually take two steps back. You can never fully walk backwards on the same path you came forwards on. The surroundings may look familiar, or even the same. But it’s not. There are subtle changes, differences, in the surroundings and in yourself.

Each moment is an opportunity to learn, explore, enjoy, contemplate, and challenge yourself. When you find yourself taking those two steps back, stop for a moment and really look around. There might just be that rose you forgot to stop and smell along the way….

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About ynnarie

Lynn Salisbury grew up in the rural town of McGrath, Minnesota. After graduating from McGregor High School in the mid 1980’s, she moved to the Twin Cities. Lynn spent her 20’s and 30’s working like the average person, never imagining the calling that awaited her. But those two decades of working, learning, growing, led to the day a friend challenged Lynn to write. Lynn met that challenge and never looked back. Now she draws from her life’s experiences and creative mind to weave stories. Stories about different worlds, different lives, different perspectives. If you ask her about her life, Lynn will tell you it’s been rather simple and sometimes boring. But if you dig a little deeper you will find that it’s been a bit more exciting than that. Lynn has done everything from designing clothes ranging from prom and wedding dresses to drag queen attire and everything in-between, became a registered, ordained Pagan minister in the state of Minnesota, to creating a group, on a social media site, of fans devoted to her favorite football team that has more members than most medium sized towns. Lynn still lives in the Twin Cities area, enjoying the changing seasons, spending time with family, working, and writing. She will admit she hasn’t found her genre niche yet, and she secretly hopes she never does, leaving the possibilities wide open for any type of story that formulates in her head, mixed with a bit of muse inspiration, to spill out into the written word. She writes what she would want to read, having taken to heart a piece of advice she once heard. And she feels blessed and grateful for the chance to share her stories with the world. As the mother of three amazing, beautiful and strong daughters, Lynn knows that even when the world seems the darkest, they are her light. And she never forgets what an honor and privilege it is to be their mother. “If you haven’t had your ‘a-ha’ moment today, you haven’t been paying attention.” – Lynn Salisbury
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