Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I am traveling abroad participating in an international book fair in Lima, PerĂº. This is a lovely country with lovely people and I feel so blessed to be here under magnificent circumstances.

For the past few days, I have been picked up by a taxi at my hotel to take me to the fairgrounds where the event is being held some miles away. Each day I get a different taxi, with a different driver. Each day, I go a different way.

I have suspended my thoughts while I am traveling here. I am taking it all in–the people, the language, the weather, the food, the geography, the customs, the different ways to get to where I need to go. As the taxi weaves through traffic, I observe, I listen, I absorb. Before I am aware of the time or even wonder where I am, there I am–where I need to be, when I need to be there.

What a great lesson. I still don't know everything that will happen while I am here, but this much I know already: I want to experience life this way, I want to release the need to control how to get to where I need to be. I miss so much, I am sure, by trying to control the details. I miss the forest for the trees.

Wherever we are headed to in our lives, we will get there. This adventure is a clear example of getting there–it was meant to be. I didn't need to fret over the trivialities or the timing. During the journey, I had many opportunities to come to know many people and appreciate new things.

It doesn't matter how, the important thing is to enjoy the way and everything we may encounter in it. Let's suspend our idea of a specific way to get to where we want to go and allow guidance to lead us there. We will not only get there, we'll learn so much along the way and we'll enjoy life so much more.

Today is a good day to trust that you will arrive to your destination, to your dreams, to where you will be happiest. Set your objective in motion and then enjoy the ride. You'll arrive.

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