“Not all who wander are lost”- J R Tolkien
If you’ve ever traveled you might agree with me, that the quickest way to really know a place is to get lost in it. Literally!
Its funny how the times one has been completely lost, harrowed, sweating and wide-eyed at the mercy of the “unknown” is when one finds what they are looking for and maybe a lot more.
Following structured maps gets you only from point A to B. But we stay totally oblivious to what’s in between the points and what’s beyond them.
Think back to a time you’ve ever been really lost on a road-trip or in a new area of a city and you’ll realize that if you go back you’ll remember every turn inside-out.
Maybe we should treat life the same way? Just lose the self in its uncertainty. Rather than moving from School A to Job B to relationship C. Maybe we should learn to trust the unknown a little bit more.