Is there a journey without a destination?
This isn’t that cheesy, over-played quote – don’t worry.
I was curious, though.
Are a journey and a destination independent of each other?
What do you think?
Reader, are a journey and a destination independent of each other?
Namely, if I don’t have anywhere to go, or I haven’t determined a destination, then am I on a journey, or is this something else?
If I am not on a journey, but I choose to stop somewhere, is that considered the destination?
I’ve been going on long walks recently. I’ve been going on long drives recently.
What’s unique about these experiences is that my intention when I step foot out the door, is simply to go wherever I go.
The destination isn’t determined nor is it desired.
As I step forward to take my next step – or push on the gas pedal – am I progressing towards the destination? Am I continuing the journey, or are those void?
I ponder if the state in between when we’re hyper focused on getting somewhere, whether physically, mentally, or emotionally, is precisely when we’re truly present – when we’re truly living.
If I want to become a writer, and then go on to begin writing – it’s the process of the writing itself that is the destination-less process. That is when the living happens.
If I want to develop really impactful software – it’s the process of coding that is the destination-less process.
The actions we perform have no context of the intention they exist with.