“Sometimes You Get the Best Light From a Burning Bridge” – Don Henley

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.

Our journey in this life is sure to take us on some scenic adventures. Many of us have ended up in places we had never imagined being. Some of us are there now.

Tracing back our steps, there may have been bridges we decided to cross and some that we may have avoided. Our reason for either choice lives in the moment of those decisions. However, deciding to turn around, to stand in front of those bridges again, and to cross back over, may still be an option for some…but is it worth it?

Remember the person you were, standing in front of that bridge? The person who made the decision to either walk away from it or to cross it? Are you that same person standing at that same bridge again?

Remember the bridge and how it looked when you were standing in front of it? Was it strong and safe? Or was it worn and damaged? Is it in the same condition as it was in when you were standing in front of it?

If you turn away from this bridge and look to the horizon, do you see a better opportunity for growth, for change, for a better version of you? Or is this person on the other side of that bridge unchanged?

These questions nobody can honestly answer, but you. And if you decide to cross back over to start again, burn the bridge behind you, so it will provide the light you needed when you got lost and took the wrong turn. And if you decide to look to the horizon, and move on, burn the bridge behind you, so you may never question your decision again and be confident moving forward – With just a small flicker of your past, lighting the way.