Wavy Roads Home

Grand Canyon                                                                                                                                                           In modern succession of everyday goings on, our life can become dull and sedimentary. Our approach to thwart this style of life is all in the perseverance and tunnel vision of our heart and desires. In time the desires will come to a fighting peak, where we have become maybe not the person that we thought we wanted but the person that we fought each fragmented lesson to preserve. Each obstacle, each heartbreak, every thought and consequence has made us and placed us where we are and in whom we have become. In time, we as an individual, have to make each turn in our wavy road and it be our own. Claim it, it IS your road.

John Muir
John Muir

“Little men, with only a book knowledge of science, have seized upon evolution as an escape from the idea of a God. ‘Evolution!’ a wonderful, mouth-filling word, isn’t it? It covers a world of ignorance. Just say ‘evolution’ and you have explained every phenomenon of Nature and explained away God. It sounds big and wise. Evolution, they say, brought the earth through its glacial periods, caused the snow blanket to recede, and the flower carpet to follow it, raised the forests of the world, developed animal life from the jelly-fish to the thinking man. “But what caused evolution? There they stick. To my mind, it is inconceivable that a plan that has worked out, through unthinkable millions of years, without one hitch or one mistake, the development of beauty that has made every microscopic particle of matter perform its function in harmony with every other in the universe, that such a plan is the blind product of an unthinking abstraction. No; somewhere, before evolution was, was an Intelligence that laid out the plan, and evolution is the process, not the origin, of the harmony. You may call that Intelligence what you please: I cannot see why so many people object to call it God.”

– “Three Days with John Muir,”

In life we can do something about some things. We can change certain parts of our life, such as careers and our noses. Sometimes it is easy enough to alter things, like them hem of pants or the sofa location. Some times there are aspects of our lives that we can try to change, fix or develop, with no real success, such as our hair color or our parents. The thing I’m trying to say is, do not focus and dwell on the stuff that is NOT changeable. It’s as if you are trying to fight the clouds, and you can’t even float.  There will always be that something in our lives that we think “what if”. Focus more on the abilities that you do have, that you can work with. You get further when you look forward than you do when you look backward.

Romans built roads, lets build our own.