Journeys

by Marlene J. Geary
Chair, Sunday Services Committee
Unitarian Universalist Society: East
Manchester, CT, USA

A journey is an act of traveling from one place to another. The journey might be physical, intellectual, emotional, or spiritual. Some folks plan their journeys. They select a destination and map out the route to get there. Others simply set out and go wherever the road leads them.

It is always a good time to stop and ask: what’s your journey? It’s a good time to imagine yourself on a plane, looking down over the landscape of your life. What does your life look like, viewed from 10,000 feet? Are you on a meandering path, wandering but not lost? Are you wandering and feeling lost? Are you on a path of your own choosing or are your steps chosen for you? For your life, is the journey more important than the places you’re going? When you look at your life, no matter how short or long, where have you been on your journey? What stories can you tell? What do those stories say about your life?

And then, take a moment to look ahead at the journey in front of you. What stories do you want to tell, a year from now? What life seeds did you plant last year that are coming to fruition now? What seeds do you want to plant for next year? What kind of journey do you want to go on this year? Where do you want life to take you? Do you need a destination or is the journey enough?

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