five minute friday – beyond

July 27, 2012Karen Courcy

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Today’s Word : Beyond

START: What is beyond the journey of healing for me? I used to think about that all the time, what is beyond this work I do in healing, in therapy, in writing, my work on the outside?

Will it be my book getting published? will it be a different life for me on the outside of healing on this journey? will their be a new life beyond this path I have been on for many years now?

I am the type of person that see’s something ahead, and I want to run to it now – I dont want to wait, I want the goodness now, I see something I dont want to sit in the many hard places to get there.

What I have learned, and especially in the past couple of months is about living in the now, healing in the now, being in the now! I have learned to take each moment and work through it as I am going through it, not trying to move through something so fast to get to where I want to get to.

Yes there is life beyond the healing, but I am not there yet, and when I am there, there is still life beyond that.. it never ends. I have learned that it’s important to be in the now, and let the road ahead make it’s own path from the work I do in the now.

I have put trust that God knows what is beyond for me, I am taking every day and working in the now – that is what I do have control over.

Being on this path to healing is a journey SO well worth taking, and that is where I am right now in this very moment.



  • Felecia

    July 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    I like these thoughts and am all about learning to enjoy the NOW. It’s hard to do because our minds want us to wallow in the past or fear for the future. But we could expend a little hope in the beyond … couldn’t we? The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel?
    Blessings on your journey,

  • Dawn

    July 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Nicely done, Karen! Healing will lead you to new places, but you have to be where you are to get where you want to go. Easily said. Harder to live, as you know! I am actually right before you in the link at Lisa-Jo’s but like to visit a few before I move on! Happy Friday, Dawn @ Beneath The Surface: Breath of Faith

  • Denise

    July 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    Very well written.

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