Updated: Sep 13, 2021
Does it seem like the more you accomplish the farther you get from a peaceful and fulfilled life?
If the answer is yes, then the story I am going to share will be a HUGE "ah-ha" moment for you. I also have a surprise for you at the end, so read on. :)
We were celebrating my daughter’s 17th birthday last April and one of my wonderful clients offered for us to stay in her river house about 1.5 hours drive from where we live.
My daughter was taking a few of her friends so she wanted to ride with them. My husband had to drop her off, I was picking up the cake and balloons so we all ended up driving in separate cars.
The interesting part and why I am sharing this story with you is because I realized that each one of us chose a different route. Our choices revealed a lot about our personalities and outlook on life.
My husband went the interstate, he is all about getting wherever he is going as fast as possible preferably before everyone else.
My daughter and her friends took the toll road, safer and less traffic. They also stopped a few times for donuts and Starbucks. They were enjoying each other's company and the journey itself.
I took the back roads, which was probably going to take me a bit longer but I absolutely love discovering new places. I enjoyed the quietness and the sense of adventure to be one of the few cars traveling those roads.
The spiritual journey is a bit like that. While everyone else is working on getting more, achieving more, focusing on getting to some destination, you are turning in the opposite direction, you are turning within. It may look like you are lost, wandering in life. But it is quite the opposite.