The circuit is 1/10 of a mile, and I have been walking it often over the last week.
Today’s theme rests at the top of my mind, and I do not know why. So many definitions. Is life a straight line? Ups and downs? A triangle? (up one peak and then down, but we will not say what kind of triangle)
Do we just continuously walk in circles?.
We set out to pursue a goal. The path seems clear. Perhaps it is rough and through thickets. You have to work at maintaining the course.
But we struggle. The path narrows and narrows, disappearing, forcing you into a game of orienteering with no map and no compass. You blaze away, watching the sun and the moon and the stars, hopefully maintaining a suitable direction.
And then you find yourself back to where you started. A job lost. A family member lost. Health lost. Friends lost. Partners lost. Any starting point you wish never happened, but can always happen again.
While walking that circle I wanted to know why it struck me so. I guess it is because we can always set goals, but we may always be forced to return to the starting point.
Why start again? Because it might not be the same circle and one can be optimistic that he or she eventually will find their way. Even perhaps, the new starting point is further along toward your goal.
Standing still just leaves the world in front of you.
To be continued…from time to time