Oh, the Journey

20 Apr

Journey- the act of traveling from one place to another

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The emotions that surface when we hear this word are often times contingent upon the destination and the context.

For example when most people plan a trip to the BEACH they may not dread the journey so must because the journey is normally fun and most of us basically know what to expect on the journey and what to expect when we arrive. One may envision a road trip with friends filled with stupid jokes and priceless memories or they may envision taking an airplane with little to no flight delays…  Therefore this is a journey that most of us would volunteer to take- five times a year.

But when it comes to life situations we often don’t appreciate the journey. We view the journey as an enemy rather than an ally. Perhaps because of the growing pains that it brings, because we don’t know how long the journey will last or maybe even because the journey is the means that we must take to arrive to our ultimate destination rather than simply ‘arriving’. Many times people just want to get to the end ASAP, so they rush through situations and end up in chaos- discombobulated and disfigured. We get it twisted and see the journey as an hindrance rather than a helper- guarding us from our destination like a Stormtrooper of the Galactic Empire

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How is the journey a helper?

My answer is simple: I DON’T KNOW! Hahaha. I bet you thought I had some philosophical ‘fit-it-all’ response- NoPe.

I’m one of the people who dreads the journey, so it is a process for me to learn to appreciate ‘Life’s Journeys’. As I’ve lived, I have seen the benefit of the travel. If I would have skipped the journeys and just arrived at my destination I would hardly be equipped for the ‘stay’. <<— well, there’s one benefit (teaching &preparing). *wink*

Even on challenging trips there is an abundance of beauty:

*learning more about yourself

*cherishing the friends that were there with you along the way

*getting rid of character weights that aren’t boosting you to success

There is beauty in every journey and I’m currently on a journey to explore it.

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Feel free to comment below and share the benefits that you’ve discovered about The Journeys of Life!!  🙂

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2 Responses to “Oh, the Journey”

  1. this abundant life April 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Love your perspective. The journey is often rocky, but we can grow so much during those times. Thanks so much!

    • Grace April 20, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

      Thank you for your feedback. 😊

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