22-026 Journey

Today’s Mandala
Life’s a Journey

Success is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important
than the outcome.” — Arthur Ashe

We don’t receive wisdom;
we must discover it for ourselves
after a journey that no one can take
for us or spare us.” — Marcel Proust

We’re put here on Earth
to learn our own lessons.
No one can tell you what your lessons are;
it is part of your personal journey
to discover them.
On these journeys we may be given a lot,
or just a little bit, of the things
we must grapple with,
but never more than we can handle.
— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Today’s MotD reminds us that our life is about the journey vs the destination. Our journey may take us on many paths or just one…we decide.

My journey vs destination story:

Two weeks before running the 1989 Los Angeles Marathon, I freaked out thinking that I wouldn’t be able to finish it; that I would fail to cross the finish. My therapist at the time asked me how long does it take to cross a finish line? I said, maybe about 2-3 seconds. She reminded me that I have 26.2 miles to run and all I’m worried about is crossing the finish line. She helped me find ways to focus more on the whole journey, to make it fun and memorable. When the day came, it took me 5 hours and 40 minutes to run 26.2 miles. I cross the finish line with a smile on my face. (Afterwards, I chose to forego running every again)

We’re being encouraged to enjoy our journey, be present with our journey, and to make the most of our journey….knowing that we’re free to change lanes (paths) as needed along the way.


The Mandala Lady

btw…here’s how it started

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