Always on the Road

Once you realize that the road is the goal,

and that you are always on the road,

not to reach a goal

but to enjoy its beauty and wisdom,

life ceases to be a task

and becomes natural and simple.

In itself, an ecstasy.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

I don’t always remember that I am on the road. I have to remind myself; it’s a relief when I do.

Beauty is never far but wisdom often eludes. Usually, it is right in front of me but I am too busy struggling.

I want parameters so I anticipate them, like a conjurer. If I just keep walking, I’ll find my natural rhythm. It has its own structure. I’ll meet my options as they become available.

Ultimately, I make my choice and the road responds accordingly. I do not get to know what is round the bend.

Mine is to trust the ecstasy.

Aim for Even posts offer equanimity a dose at a time. No day or dose is ever the same, even if the aim is. You may read about the origins of Aim for Even here or on this site’s About page.

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  1. I so relate to this. When there are things to do, like getting the house clean, I always want them to be “done”, and I wind up constantly reminding myself it’s a process. Unless I put my life in some science fiction stasis, the house will get messy, the yard will need tending, and so on.

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