Destination Unknown

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Carl Sagan once said, “I don’t know where I am going, but I’m on my way.”

When I first read that, it struck a familiar chord. In fact, it may very well have been the story of my life. I’ve never really had a crystal clear destination in mind, but that hasn’t stopped me from embarking upon my life’s journey.

Sometimes I find myself at a wonderful place surrounded by great friends and family and I believe that I may have finally arrived. But then something happens and I feel, for their own good, that I must leave for parts unknown.

And sometimes the place at which I find myself is not so wonderful and I feel, for my own good, that I must leave, once again, for parts unknown.

Where is it that I am going? Where is it that I am supposed to be? How will I know that I am there?

Wandering and wondering.

Then I recalled that Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

And I realized that it’s not so much where it is that I’m going as much as what paths I choose to follow to get me there.

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7 thoughts on “Destination Unknown

  1. Sight11 August 6, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Should if anyone ask, why my site name is Journey? I will say, read Sensei post..

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      • Sight11 August 6, 2017 / 7:36 am

        And you have blessed me with a peek of your fathomless knowledge.. Sensei..

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  2. newepicauthor August 6, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I don’t know where I’m going, but I sure know where I’ve been. I keep searching for an answer because I know what it means to walk along the lonely street of dreams.

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  3. cagedunn August 6, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Even when you know where you’ve been, and you’ve planned where you’re going – the past is not now, and the map is not the journey.
    May the journey never end …
    [because the journey is curiosity, and intrigue, and interest, and caring, and …]

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  4. Janesjournals.com August 7, 2017 / 7:05 am

    Life is a journey! I live, literally by that motto!

    Liked by 1 person

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