There are very few things in this life that change everything. Examples might be loss, major life changes, total eclipses, gratitude, humility…
Perspective however seems to need at least two of the above examples. And it sure changes everything.
Life changes when there is a detour on what you originally perceive as your path. This path you have so carefully mapped out, perhaps sometime in your late teens or early twenties, or the path you have planned after that one didn’t work out.
That detour can bring chaos of unparalleled proportions.
That detour can bring perspective of unparalleled proportions.
The shift in consciousness of which you are left after the detour is not something you can hit the reverse button on a remote control. In fact, that shift requires you move forward with a courage and boldness that you have never known.
If you have made it to this point in life where you recognize you are following the detour signs, I am proud of you. If you have driven passed those big orange road signs and find yourself continually re-routed to somewhere else, keep your seat belt on.
You are on your way to something that your life has waited for…at a level you aren’t even sure exists until you reach the other side of the detour.
But you know when you get there. It is like the surprise party that you wished you hadn’t been the person who is at the center of attention. And then you have to figure out how and what to do with it.
Often we miss that surprise party, so the ah ha is more like an uh oh. Other times, we are changed forever.
When we have perspective for what our true purpose here is, we cannot possibly use a remote control or GPS to re-route.
The title of my book is Detour. It certainly was a detour that I could not have predicted nor could I have imagined being able to follow the signs to the other side. I found my way and my perspective was changed forever. I could not have predicted the good that would come out of it or the position it would place me to make quite the same difference in the lives of others that it did.
Now, the story of my Detour 15 years ago is out, in print. Now my story hopes to be able to make a small difference in the lives of everyone struggling to figure out what the detour in their life may mean to them.