No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it’s not the same river and he is not the same man. — Heraclitus
It’s always interesting to return to familiar stomping grounds after a long time away.
Everything changes. Places I knew intimately have closed. People I used to see regularly have retired.
And the neighborhood that I once thought I could never leave suddenly has less of a pull on me.
The truth is that we don’t even know what we want. We can’t imagine something we have never seen or experienced.
The message that came to me was clear:
Be willing to walk away from something for a while. Even if you can not imagine your life without it.
You don’t have to walk away forever. Just long enough to experience what life is like without this.
When you return to it, you will see it in a new way, because it will have changed. And you will have changed.
And maybe you will realize that this thing you thought you could never live without was the very thing that was keeping you from something much greater than you could have ever imagined.