When the Journey Takes a Detour

In a talk given by Tara Brach I heard an old adage - ‘a truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.’

This struck me deeply - as the less mindful, less patient side of me would most easily default to thinking - ‘For the love of GOD, why do I keep getting SIDETRACKED?!’  (Hello there, drama queen :).

My body and my relationship with it has become a profound detour.  Upon reflection, it has been trying to communicate with me for 25 years.  I am learning now to listen. . . . .

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