Welcome to my first Blog post. What a journey it has been for me to be here with you to share the message of my book “So Much The Better”. I am so glad I took that very first step over 20 years ago. My heart is truly touched by the wonderful feedback I have received from the readers of my book and I want to say thank you for all of your support.
The word journey simply means traveling from one place to the other. From the beginning, Ari’s journey was to find his way back to his pride, to his beloved homeland, to the highest mountain, to the waterfall which to him was a symbol of security, belonging, and strength.
Where is your journey taking you? Do you have a waterfall you are longing for? Is there a place of security, belonging, and strength that you desire to come back to? What will you learn along the way, what have you learned already?
Ari is not the same small lion that he was when he first started out on his path towards home. What changed him? What would he have been like if there wasn’t a Black Wind that took him away? Would he have turned out the same? Would he have become the leader of his pride? What about the lives that he touched while traveling on his way and what about the lives that touched his heart in return?
Many times on our journey, as with Ari, we come to what we think is finally the end of our quest and what we have been searching for, but then realize now that it has only just begun. We will always be traveling from one place to the other. There is always a waterfall we may be longing for.
But perhaps, it is the journey itself that is more important and what that journey does to change us. When Ari, finally made it the waterfall, he spoke these words to Eliezer, the golden eagle who guided him along his path toward home, “I am so much the better after meeting you, Eliezer. How can I ever repay what you have done for me?” The quote that we have all heard so many times before by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Life is a journey, not a destination” rings so true. What kind of person is your journey making out of you?
“And be sure of this, that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” ~Matthew 28:20