by Bob Lyons
You may have heard the following saying: “Life is not a destination, rather it is a journey.” From my perspective, I see this differently. Rather, as I see it, our lives are: “All journeys toward the ultimate destination: Heaven.”
So far, in my life journey, I will occasionally find myself taking a different path. There are a variety of reasons “why,” I have decided to take this incorrect path. Examples are; forgetfulness, laziness, selfishness, or other distractions. In my car, I have a Garmin navigation system, which I have on at all, times. As I am preparing to leave, I will set the location of my final destination. During my route, I will hear it saying things like; “construction for the next 5 miles, then a pause and a suggested re-route.” Or, if by chance I miss a turn, for whatever reason, I will hear; “re-calculating,” followed by the appropriate way to get back on course. I firmly believe that this system is analogous to my conscience, in this respect. When I am not going down the correct path toward my ultimate destination, I will hear God in the form of my dear family’s, as well as other loved ones voices. This concept, I feel is totally logical to me, as I know their voices, values and logic.
My current living arrangement is that I live in 3 different States. This navigation system is essential for me to guide me from one location to another. In life, if I make a wrong turn, I will hear God’s guidance, which will tell me how to get back on track to the ultimate destination; “Heaven.” After all, the word “guidance” means; “God yoU & I DANCE!”
I’ve heard the saying “Life is not a destination, rather it is a journey.” before but I’ve never really attributed it towards a brain injury or someone who has suffered a brain injury.
It’s a fitting, apt and beautiful saying.
I’ve also found understanding, insights and things to ponder on this journey. After 20 years, I’ve finally pulled together an ebook. Let me know if I can share it. It is about healing though being more aware of the process of life. We all have similar journeys no matter the issue. I do think Brain injury is a harder road for the individual than some other journeys… and I think it also helps to heal others…. because we are in their lives.
Congratulations, Brenda! Writing your own book is HUGE especially for a brain injury survivor! Yes, please email your information to email@example.com. And I agree, the Brain Injury road is incredibly difficult. Thank you for your post!