Found a new prompt titled Stream of Consciousness yesterday from LindaGHill’s blog. Keyword is point. “Open a book on your lap, close your eyes, and put your finger on the page. Whatever you land on, whether it be a word, a phrase, or a sentence, write about it. Enjoy!”
I opened to a page in “Hinds’ Feet on High Places” by Hannah Hurnard, an allegory dramatizing the journey each of us must take before we can live in “high places”.
For one black, awful moment Much-Afraid really considered the possibility of following the Shepard no longer, of turning back. She need not go on. There was absolutely no compulsion about it.
How many times does this feel like you? I’ve gone through many instances in my life where after making a decision, I wonder if it was better to go back to where I was. The journey is filled with unknown things. I never know how it’s going to change me.
How many times do we follow in the shadows of others? When do we get out of that shadow and blaze our own trail? How will our stories affect others after you take the leap?
Alternatively, how does the gift of fear keep us safe? How does knowledge of things help us avoid something that could be potentially harmful to our well being?