by Mr. S. B. P. Davis ben Noach (a Pious Noahide)

The most important thing is not that you have reached your destination.
However you journeyed on your way that brought you to where you are now,
you shall never be as you were before your quest began.
You shall be unable to return to where you were.
That is the secret mystery of any journey, no matter how it is taken.

You began believing you knew your destination;
you believed in the reason behind why you began it.
Yet with every step you have taken, you have been altered.
No matter what comes remain, honest with yourself.
When you think you have remained, you find you have moved;
you have changed beyond measure.

When you think you are lost, you have traveled within –
you found yourself in a new home within your soul.
For you will find there is no return to the home within;
you thought you knew it so well, but a new journey awaits.
It’s time to begin to journey further than you knew was possible.

Wherever you end up is where you need to be; G-D doesn’t make mistakes.
What may appear as random chance is the silent whisper of the Will of G-D.
G-D’s Will is not heard in words, it is carried out through our deeds;
ultimately, it is impacting on the very essence of whom we can become.
The hardest part of our journey is to learn to trust that you are where you are,
not by mistake, but rather for a purpose as part of your ultimate journey.
At this point in space and time you are where you need to be
in order to accomplish a goal, even if it’s not where you want to be.

That’s the secret mystery of all journeys; when will you accept this?
Accept the circumstances that brought you here, to where you are now.
Accept those circumstances as the Will of G-D in action and through your life.
Accept yourself and your circumstances honestly from your perspective, not G-D’s.
You will find yourself, and your ability to accept will allow you to move forward.
Will you journey to unknown destinations never dreamed of?
Or will you remain grounded where you are now at this point in time?
Wherever you are, it is where you need to be for the time you are here, or there.

The hardest journey is self-acceptance – accepting the refinement of your soul.
Whatever comes, remain honest with yourself.
Expect that when your journey is at its end, you can expect that it has only begun.

You can do this now, because you have placed your trust in Him.