It's a catch phrase used by therapists and ego groomers alike, it insinuates at least at some level, that it's okay to stop taking a look at where you are going and asking if it's right. On the other hand, it suggests that perhaps when we doubt our journeys and motives, it's not something to be ashamed of but something to learn to appreciate.
I find that every small nugget I come across has the potential for great power and great misunderstanding. We are given something with an emotive power behind it, a phrase, a selection of words, and then we have a choice about how we perceive it. Further still, the choice of perceptions are neither right or wrong until applied to specific circumstances. Often when working on the level of the personality or spirit, we apply wisdom from one direction and then when working on the level of society, the same wisdom is applied in reverse. This could be any given thing, but let's stick to “Trust your journey”. Three powerful yet very simple words spell out an instruction that if we follow will lead us down two paths. Because we tend to look at the universe as a linear thing, with one direction only, this presents a challenge. We cannot go down both roads and stop assessing ourself and continually reflect on self, can we? Well the truth is that we can. Our minds are not made up of the same stuff as the universe on the outside. Our ability to hold two separate ideas at once and grow them independently or even dependently to one another is what we do all the time. We make plans, we have complicated routines, we learn how to do tasks that involve many operations and so we humans have a mental ability to do this.
What I find is that when nurturing wisdom, I find that the alter egos of the verbal manifestation of it tend to argue. They fight each other for dominance and this can be a painful experience. However, when we consider the act of evolution, this is the exact process which drives it. The survival of the most adaptable thoughts is how we grow as a species. It is as if our biology has reached its current maximum, it's hard to imagine what else we would need when we have the ability to construct extensions to our senses and minds that far out reach any man known.
The highly charged parts of our thoughts which grow from the bipolar context within our verbalised wisdom, our thoughts, react with each other like elements in a test tube. The positive and negative clash like acid and alkali and the result is an eventual stable form, salt. Perhaps this is why good natured people are referred to as “Salt of the Earth” as their reactivity has been quenched into balance and tranquillity. Yet here we are again, with another small nugget that could go either way. After all, without passion for change, nothing would be done.