Some years ago there was something I wanted very much. The thing I wanted was not what people (the audience) wanted for me. As a matter of fact what I wanted was unfathomable to them.
And this was not all that surprising because at the time no one knew who I was anyway. I was flying completely beneath wire which is very easy for me to do. In fact, being such a strong Saturn Neptune type, the challenge is to be seen at all.
So it’s easy for see how people, most of them well-meaning could have misjudged which choice would be best for me, seeing as there was no “me” in the equation. I was just a hologram person of their projections with dark hair and a grin. And back then there was nothing I could or would have done about that.
So now I find myself in similar circumstance. I want to opt in a direction that will disturb people. A lot! I am simply not going to be able to explain my decision, at least not in the short term. Ten years from now? Maybe.
But this time I’m going. I am going where I want to go and I am going to do what I want to do and people… the audience are just going to have to deal with it. They are going to have to trust because I am old now and I’ve earned that.
Have you ever taken a path against overwhelming opposition from the people in your life? How did it work out for you?
Have you ever not taken a path for this reason? And how did that work out?