Monday, 21 May 2012

Mini Pilgrim

On Fri of last week I went on a mini adventure on my bike into the unknown. I wanted to see how far I could get; I wanted some time with the Creator and the landscape. The great thing about going on any journey like this, is that it can be a small mirror to the bigger adventure of life. If you allow yourself to reflect on this, you have a pilgrimage in the making. For me it was interesting to note not only the content of the adventure…beauty, danger, relief, effort, diversion, surprise.. but also my approach to it.. poor planning, risk embracing, positive thinking, independent yet rescue awaiting, a stubbornness for the goal but an openness to the unexpected. I realise that, for better or worse, these ways of operating are characteristic of my general approach to life. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this way of walking? (Don’t all scream with frustration at once!) What is your way of walking? You could pick any journey or adventure you’ve had recently and reflect on not only the ‘what’ but the ‘how’ of your ways –what are you footsteps/bike tracks telling you?