Friday, November 16, 2012

Not all Those Who Wander are Lost--by Lauren Kong

I think that at times, we all wander a little. Wander from our path, from others and ourselves, and from the present moments we are given.

I’ve been wandering.

I’ve been wondering about my wandering.

I can’t tell whether it is good, bad, or in between.

I know that I am lucky to be able to wander at this moment; most people do not get the chance to wander off, to find what they want in and out of life. To seek for what they are searching. I do. And I am lucky for it.
I’m lucky that I have a partner who is extremely supportive in my wandering and also equally supportive in my wondering.  He is encouraging of both and wants the two to never end, for both of us.

I think that is why I can’t tell if my wandering is good, bad, or in between.  To be given the opportunity to devote my time to whatever wonders I can imagine has led to my wandering.

I have wandered into a time in my life where opportunity is knocking, yet for some reason, I can’t get to the door fast enough; whether that is because I’m too slow or that I’m scared to see what is knocking behind, I too wonder.

But, regardless, in due time I will get to that door and on the other side there will be a new type of wandering full of wonder.

I must first take that leap of faith; a leap of faith in myself.

I leave you with a video that came across today. I admire the folks in this video for taking such a large leap; for reminding me all that is gold does not glitter and not all those who wander are lost.


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