don’t have a clue where you’re going or when you’ll get there? well, good news — you’re right where you’re supposed to be, and you’re right on schedule. in this exact moment, in this exact time, you were meant to be in and experience precisely this.
what is this?
it’s the present, and it’s where you choose. Lao Tzu said it perfectly: “A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent arriving.” you are meant to absorb the moment you are in. we are lead to certain places where we allow it to influence us and make some decisions. do you like it here? great. if you don’t, then start making some choices. turnaround and backtrack if you have to. listen to God, listen to your gut. don’t ever think you weren’t supposed to experience something, even though it had a negative effect on you. everything does happen for a reason after all, and you may have never made the choice to grow and improve without going to that place first.
you are a traveller traversing the open path of life. no fixed plans means being open to the possibility of everything while using gained wisdom, conscience, accountability and discretion to be your guide into the unknown. when you do not intend on arriving, you open your mind and realize that you are, in fact, always arriving constantly into every moment, and always have been. it is an empowering mentality of gratitude that makes every goal valuable; each step you take lets you know you are making progress. you do not necessarily have to be worried about having a clear and ultimate end achievement in mind.. you need to only be concerned with the direction you’re headed.
Forrest’s mama knew what she was talking about when she compared life to a box of chocolates. it’s true that you never know what you’re gonna get, and the only thing you can do is make the most of it. you’ve been given a box of chocolates, and regardless of what’s inside, you know there’s only one thing to do with it: eat. you’ll find some things you like, some things you don’t particularly care for, and the only way you will know is if you try it.
you’ve been given a life, and there’s only one thing to do with it: live. you’ll find some things you enjoy, some things you don’t have a passion for, and the only you will know is if you try it.
like chocolates, the point is to savor life. it adds worth that way.