My relatively new-found fascination with maps amuses me, and doesn’t make a whole lot of sense at face value. I’m actually directionally dyslexic so unless a map is straightforward and there is someone there to actually orient me and the map in the first place, map reading can be a real exercise in frustration. But made-up maps, metaphorical maps, maps of imaginary lands, mind maps, treasure maps, inner landscape maps… now we’re talking. All these have been making there appearances in my dreams, my thoughts, my journals, delighting me with their invitations to explore and play.
So Jamie Ridler’s Wishcasting Wednesday prompt today of “what path do you wish to follow?” made me smile.
I know my path. It’s simple and I don’t need an elaborate map at all. I’m on the joy trail. And using my heart as a compass I can’t go wrong.
It may be simple, but what a varied and beautiful and ever-changing landscape I’m traveling through. So much to explore. And isn’t that the best feeling?
I love this quote by Henry Miller:
One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Seriously, isn’t that absolutely a wonderful perspective to hold?! I love the spaciousness of that; the invitation to grow; the reminder that we always have the opportunity to see with new eyes and a new heart.
So my question(s) to you:
What path do you want to follow?
What do you want to be looking at in a new way?
I’d really love to hear, so please leave a comment.