We are all quite good in creating routines. They give us some level of security, make us feel comfortable in whatever we do and help us to switch off from thinking too much about things we do as we do not challenge the existing status quo.
If we just quickly think about the place where we live I wonder how many of us can really say that they know it, that they actually have taken time to go and discover the area “behind their fences” ?
We all are quite good in finding the shortest and the most time efficient ways to take us from one place to another and then we stick with them, giving up on the excitement to let ourselves “get lost”, to be able to discover more and see the places from different perspectives. How can we possibly build the “bigger picture” of where we live if we do not invest any time into really discovering it?
I have met many people who do not know what is behind that building they pass by every day when running to and from a bus stop. What a nice area might it be further down in that park they go for picnic during the weekends or what a hidden gem is just a 5 minute walk from their house… If you do not challenge your routines, you will stick with your learnt patterns..
My mission of today was hence to take a short adventure to discover what the woods around the place where we have our cabin can offer. I just walked around without a specific goal and let the nature lead me. I walked on the ice across the lake to the opposite shore, where I found a small society, I got lost in the forest but discovered a small river and lake which I was not aware of, I walked up the hill to be rewarded by a beautiful view over the mountain massives at the horizon and then walked back towards our cabin following snowmobile tracks just to see where they would lead me… This adventure took me about 4 hours but it was so exciting and enriching! I got new perspectives of this place and only thanks to this I can put another few puzzles on my map together!
After today I am so fired up to take myself out again in the “hunt” to find as many new puzzle pieces as possible and compile them together in one complex picture! And how about you? Do you feel inspired? Go, take yourself out and create your everyday´s adventure! And don’t forget – don´t be afraid to walk different ways. They will always lead you somewhere, they will enrich you, show you new perspectives and give you new experience… And if you don´t like the way you walk, you can always turn back…