Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"The journey" as the point. . .

"But where is what I started for so long ago?  And why is it yet unfound?"

Walt Whitman
(quoted by Chris Johns, Editor, National Geographic, December 2011)

Could it be that the point is not "finding," but the search, the journey? 

Just wondering.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Step one: living life.
Step two: getting caught up in pursuing things you think will make you happy only to find they don't.
Step three: reflecting on what will make you happy and realizing the journey is part of the pleasure and that many of the outcomes we expect to make us happy, are really over-sold.
Step four: focusing so intently on the journey that goals become unimportant or just peripheral.
Step five: realizing not a lot of goals have been met and that the journey was oversold.
Step six: finding a balance between the right kind of goals and the most reasonable path to achieving them.

Ironic. Allowing the journey to become a distraction from the goal.