Keep Calm, and Travel On


“As you begin to live according to your own guidance and your own daring everything changes completely.” ā€“ Leonard Willoughby

Earthly life is much like a song. Beginning with mystery, not knowing where the interlude will lead us. Metered on by a steady beat, changing time and mixed with notes that hold us on key. Sounding chaotic at times, or begging serenity at others. Then ending, voice and melody fading into oblivion.

We are here but a short while, and our song is played as we live.

Along this path that we travel, as our song unfolds, we are made to choose. Choice consumes most of our time whether we are aware of it or not. We choose constantly, from what color shirt to wear right down to the thoughts we care to pay attention to or not. We are always confronted with choice, and this creates our experience.

My experience has been one of a feral child. Nomadic is a word that suites me best. To be wild, explore and place my eyes on the world in its farthest corner has always been a burning passion I’ve carried since birth. And perhaps with my Bohemian lineage I’m pre-disposed to this element of wanderlust.

And the time to wander on speaks loudly once more.

We choose to stay in a place for a reason. Lately, my reason has been a lofty idea, a fantasy that settling down and taking root would be a wise decision. But, I’ve always thought it better to have a roots spread far and wide than to pick one single spot.

Life isn’t meant to be lived in just one place. And there is too much beauty in the world to be left unwitnessed.

As my song plays, as yours reaches chorus, our experience here will always carry with it the mark of our choices. Whether we choose to stay complacent, comfortable in a place with no passion or room for growth and simply “live” day to day, or if we choose to turn the page, knowing it will be blank, chase our passions and write our story again in another place with nothing but faith as a guide, this choice will forever change our lives.

Each moment, each choice has the power to alter our lives forever; to change the course of our flagship, to change the rhythm of our song.

Only in bold strides will we make our lives rich with passion and experience. And when we live by our own daring, life moves along with a little more sweetness than it once did.

For all those wishing to change course, or to see beyond the boundary of the familiar, step onto your path with duty, step with resolve and walk with purpose. Tomorrow can be made an adventure if we only choose it to be.

Staying in one place is a choice that anyone can make. And that’s just fine for some..

But blazing a new trail forges our story…

And adds beauty to the melody of our lives.

So whether you choose to travel or stay behind, I wish all Godspeed on their journey here. Because as all travelers know, the journey is worth much more than the destination.

God Bless, and Travel on..

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I am an artist, writer, author, philosopher and lover of nature and life. My blog offers a glimpse into my world, my thoughts, my sphere. Enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Keep Calm, and Travel On

  1. Very well written piece, thank you for sharing. Staying behind is only a state of mind, even in non movement there is movement. We all travel constantly, some just stay in one place while they doing it.

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