The Way Teaches Us The Way January 18, 2013Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, Synchronicity & Mystery, Travel & Leisure.
Tags: Destination, Journey, Lao-Tzu, Mindfulness, Taoism, Travel
Don’s last post, Life’s Departures, reminded me of a favorite quote:
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu
Although we are often encouraged to plan ahead and be prepared (for any and every eventuality), there is much to be said for “winging it” or “flying by the seat of our pants.”
When we don’t know exactly where we are going, we don’t let an unwavering commitment to a pre-determined destination intrude on our enjoyment of the journey. We stop charging “full steam ahead” and learn to go with the flow as the future unfolds.
Plans flexible, we remain open to infinite possibilities, as they appear on the ever-changing horizon. We remain mindful and aware, seeing opportunities as they arise.
We embrace uncertainty with joy. Our awareness of “all that is” expands. We step back from the tiller, allowing the winds of change to steer our sails.
And, all along the way, the way teaches us the way.
Aah . . . that’s better!