“Beautiful paths cannot be discovered without getting lost”.
The teachers at my youngest son’s school were on strike today so we made the most of our unexpected day together with a trip to the farm.
There was a maze which my son dashed into joyfully without any hesitation. By the time I had reached the entrance I could see his hands triumphantly waving at me above the hedges from the middle.
When he made his way back to me I asked him if he had been scared on his own not knowing the way. “Of course not” he explained, “I knew that even if I took the wrong path I would still end up where I was meant to be“.
In life we can sometimes get too caught up in where we think we should be heading and how we think we should get there. Then, if we don’t get to where we wanted to be we can feel regretful and look back wondering what we could have done differently. This can be a great source of sadness.
There are no wrong paths. Opportunities are always present, even if they are not the ones we are looking for, and we can sometimes be so focused on what we think we want we don’t see them.
The next time I feel I have gone astray I will remember today and the trust of a young child that he would end up where he needed to be, after all beautiful paths cannot be discovered without getting lost.