Living each day much muchier

A journey of ideals

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching
them with your hands. But like seafarers on the
desert waters, you choose them as your guides,
and following them you will reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz


Which is more important, the destination or the journey? Our instinct is to focus on our destination. We are reminded to pay attention to the journey. Does it have to be one at the expense of the other? Surely they are equally important.

It’s both a relief and a disappointment to think that we will never achieve our ideals. You might wonder, what’s the point of having them if they’re unattainable? Honestly, when was the last time you thought to yourself “finally, my booty is bangin” or “finally, now I’m pure of thought and deed” … it just doesn’t happen. Ideals are constantly moving goal posts. You’ll drive yourself mad trying to reach them as destinations.

I keep reminding myself of this as I pursue a healthier lifestyle, physically, emotionally and spiritually. There will never be a destination that I’m content to reach. Simply, the act of pursuit will bring about my destiny.


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This entry was posted on October 9, 2009 by in Living fully.
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