Life Is a Sacred Path of Discovery


You always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Glinda the Good Witch

I came across this quote today. It took me back to when I was a little girl and the first time I watched The Wizard of Oz. Oh what a feeling of joy! It became a huge part of my childhood.

Before we had satellite TV, we had the basic TV stations, so every year a week before Thanksgiving The Wizard of Oz  would come on channel 7 at 7:30pm. My sister and brother would make a bowl of popcorn, and in front of the TV we would go.

I often think about my daughters when I make both personal and professional decisions to do things. What am I teaching them?  This quote is so powerful, and  it brought back such good memories that I wanted to capture it here for my daughters.  I hope I trigger the same great joy about their childhood memories and how watching this movie made it special for them.

I then found myself staring at the ruby red shoes and remembering how I wanted so badly to have a pair! Looking at them now I see  a new perspective of what these shoes represent to me.

I now see that those ruby red shoes took Dorothy on that yellow brick road which led her on a path of discovery and exploration. I am currently on my own path of discovery and exploration, and I have such an enormous amount of joy. Having that feeling continues to push me further down that path.

For those of you who have a hard time visualizing what it will be or look like, know that I can relate. I have to constantly remind myself about the wisdom and truth that my executive coach shares with me around strategy and dealing with uncertainty. He reminds me that “you learn by doing and that this is the way you know. You go down that path and fail forward discovering as you go. You can’t steer a parked car. Then things will emerge as you experience them conceptually.”

Whatever is occurring in your life right now I am sure you have asked the question “what am I doing” or “what to I do next?” I encourage you to put those ruby red shoes on and start walking your path of discovery and go explore!

You always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Glinda the Good Witch