Travel. Why endeavor to straighten the road of life?
The faster we travel, the less there is to see. – Helen Hayes
The next time you step out of your home to go somewhere, take a moment to notice how you walk, how you drive and how you travel. I find this concept very interesting. Do you meander or do you walk with a purpose-driven gait? Are you a straight shot, get there quickly, accomplish the goal and then leave type? Or are you more laid back with the gentleness of stopping to smell the occasional and proverbial rose, to acknowledge the others around you and to enjoy the moment, the trip, and the sense of satisfaction when the job is finished?
Or are you like me ~ where I’m a mixture of the two. There are times where I am a hurry up, walk fast and get to my destination with as few steps, few detours and as straight as the crow flies (do you know that expression?) type of traveler. On these types of trips, I am usually purpose-driven, with a definitive goal in mind and I accomplish whatever it is mindlessly. I do not stop and smell the roses. I do what needs to be done and that’s that and I move onto the next goal on my list.
And then there are other times where I know in my heart that all will be accomplished in its right time and by the deadline, but I allow myself to be with the moment, to not be stressed out when the traffic jam holds me up and when things don’t go as planned, I allow the Universe/God/Spirit to take over and just go with the flow.
I find that the more I rely on enjoying the moment, the trip becomes richer,
the job still gets done on time and I am in a better state of mind.
What about you?