What is familiar and known is comfortable. We know what to expect. We know how the story goes. And we know how we will respond.
But throughout our lives, there are times when we must leave what we know and venture into the unknown. While you can never be fully prepared for the uncertainties that lie ahead, you do have an expert guide to accompany you on your journey. That guide is your intuition. In his acclaimed poem, The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost wrote:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Instead of staying with what’s familiar, step out and follow your instincts. Your instincts will lead you on a journey that is all your own. What you will discover along the way is who you really are and what you really love. Unrefined and unmapped, the wilderness of your intuition will lead you to new discoveries that you never would have experienced if you stayed where you were comfortable.
If you will begin “trusting your cape,” what journeys will you take that will lead you to new discoveries and opportunities? Imagine what’s out there for you if you venture away from what’s familiar and comfortable and follow your intuition into the vast unknown.