The View from the Road
Updated: Mar 5
Life is a journey, and the way one views the road can be the difference between a pleasant trip and a horrendous ordeal. It is all about perspective. Instead of the proverbial glass half full or empty, it is about whether one appreciates the ride or complain about the bumps and delays. Which are you? Do you enjoy the process, the adventure of the road, or are you impatient to arrive at the final destination? With life, the final destination is the grave or the skies. Again, it is perspective.
We may only get one opportunity to take this ride called a life. Who knows for certain? A favorite philosopher of mine has said, "I don't know if we have a destiny or we are floating accidentally on a breeze, but I think it is both." Did you guess my deep thinker? "Hey, I'm Forrest, Forrest Gump." In this simple soul is the wisdom of life. Forrest also states, "I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is." Isn't that all we really need to know in order to live to the fullest? Experience love and all the other details will gather around this central focus. If you love your view of life, then you will experience joy. Remember The Secret by Rhonda Byrne? The Law of Attraction? What you send out the universe gives back to you? Send out positive vibes and receive positive vibes! It is the same idea. When and how you fix your view from the road, you set your intention for your life.
I will conclude with a very familiar poem: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. There is that fork in the wooded path that the persona needs to choose the left or right path. It is decision time. What choice will we make when we meet obstacles? How will we choose? Does it really matter which path is less traveled? Especially since Frost states that both paths lay equally that morning. What really makes all the difference is how we view the road we are on and whether we need to switch roads to discover a better path to the life we desire.
A road is an open invitation to adventure and discovery. Just like Forrest's box of chocolate, we never know for certain what we will get on the road. We simply know we are on the road to making a life worth the time we have to travel.