Destinations. . .
Walking through life we spend much of the time choosing our shoes – Ljupka Cvetanova
Do any of us really know the destination we’re headed? We all will reach similar destinations in life. jobs, relationships, finding purpose, loss, grieving. But how we reach those destinations is always ours, uniquely so. It’s those journeys which shape what the destination will be, how we will engage with the destination and what the our response to that destination is.
It is said by many a wise mind that our destinations aren’t really destinations. They are pit stops on the journey of life. Marker points on this woven ball called life.
In many ways, the destination of our lives, while important, isn’t the point.
The purpose of life is the journey regardless of silly, simple or non-sensical that may sound at first. The point is living a great story. Embracing conflicts and challenges, making the difficult choices and sharing the stories and wisdom gained from such endeavors. For the good of now and the good that wish to be.
Problems are solved with solutions — destinations. They require no experience, no risk, no mystery. Experiences are what make up our journey, the stories we tell. The unknown, the yet to come.
Peace and Love, Jim