They appear all around us. Sometimes we notice them. Indeed sometimes we are actively looking for them. Sometimes they are there and we walk straight past. Signposts can help guide us. They can give us some direction. They can tell us clearly where we need to go next.
Without signposts we might feel lost, uncertain about where to go, even what to do next. Sometimes the signposts give us exactly what we want to know. Sometimes they only tell us part of the story.
There might be times in our lives when we don't need the signpost. Our direction is set, we have sufficient knowledge and understanding of where we are going that we don't need anything else. We might have someone who is guiding us, supporting us to get to where we are going.
At other times though we seek out signposts. They might be the literal signpost with directions, even options and sometimes distance as well. We might also seek out other signposts - or more like signs or signals to point us in a particular direction. Like when we notice something we haven't noticed before. Or someone says something that resonates, or reminds us of something that was important to us in the past. We might seek out people who know us and seek their advice or guidance - walking and talking signposts if you like.
We might have our own signpost inside us - our own compass, our own sense of purpose or meaning - that keeps us focused, that helps point us in the right direction. Accurately reading that signpost, or perhaps listening to our inner voice, can be the key to our success or happiness. Paying too much attention to it might mean we are not open to new experiences, not prepared to explore, not willing to step off the path and see what we are missing elsewhere.