When good is near you, when you have life in yourself, it is not by any known or accustomed way; you shall not discern the foot-prints of any other; you shall not see the. Face of man; you shall not hear my name; the way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prompt: What alternative opportunities, interpretations and paths am I not seeing? (Author: Jonathan Fields)
Flexibility and Flow
Before starting a new journey, whether it’s a mental, physical or visual one, I do a few things. I figure out my potential destination or goal. To have an idea of where I’m headed helps me get there. I plot my travel path or strategy for reaching my destination. Then I relax and rely on flexibility and flow as well as instincts and vibes to guide me through the detours and distractions along the way.
Unknowns abound. Set backs occur. Mountains appear. Bridges must be crossed. Sometimes on the journey I veer left. Other times, I pave new paths. I keep moving. When my eyes open wide, I see the detours as discoveries. The distractions disappear. Flexibility allows me to bend in the direction I’m to go. Flow allows me to accept my alternative destination.