I think I’m finally learning to listen to Life’s travel advice.

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”   …    Martin Luther King, Jr. 

So here we all are … together… on one little planet … in the corner of one mid-sized galaxy on the outer edges of one gigantic and multi-levelled Universe.  It would seem that we are indeed “in the same boat now” … and what a boat it is … filled with the diversity and beauty of life and simultaneously filled to the brim with contrasting discord and uneasiness.

Martin Luther King is right … we may have come to our current situations … whatever they may be … from a multitude of different beginnings … many beliefs and divergent thoughts may have contributed to the circumstances in which we find ourselves … but when all is said and done … here we all are … looking and longing for some kind of peaceful resolution to the woes of the world.

I like his ship analogy.  It reminds me that each of us is an individual … responsible for charting our own course through both life’s storms and its brilliantly sunny moments.  It reminds me that sailing alone on a large body of water can be perilous if I’m unclear about where I’m going, don’t co-plan my trip with the Master Navigator and/or choose to ignore the weather reports and storm warnings that Life generates for me on a regular basis.

The good news is that I’ve found that travel advice is available pretty much non-stop in the way of helpful strangers, synchronistic events that cause me to correct my course and a re-tooled inner gyroscope … I just have to remember to pay attention and then “go-with-the-flow” instead of battling the currents as I used to be so fond of doing.  In this trip through life … on this one little planet … we are all sailing our individual boats as best we can … and whilst the ways and means of our finding calmer waters and more peaceful shores may vary greatly … I believe … that sooner or later … the majority of us will indeed find said shores… whereupon we will discover … much to our surprise and delight … that whilst we all arrived there in different ships … we have all ended up exactly where we were meant to be … and longed to be … all along.

Joyful Journeying Everyone!

Susanne

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2 Responses to I think I’m finally learning to listen to Life’s travel advice.

  1. Thanks for the post!

    Very much how I see life too. We are all finding our way back Home.

    • Susanne says:

      Here’s to amazing and wonder-filled journeys filled to the brim with experiences that take us Home with fabulous tales of adventure to tell … 😀 As John Heywood says: ““If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.”

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