Walking the dog this morning and glanced at the pavement. The sun was just rising and offered an interesting mural of patterns in the heavy dew,
I studied this Particular trail and noted only 2 straight lines . . . assuming one entry and one exit. This snail was on his/her way to somewhere and got distracted.
Maybe just enjoying a nice “swim” in the dew.
At great peril (These tracks are on the entrance to our street) . . . Snails don’t typically move quickly.
If you were to consider your path . . . perhaps from an aerial view . . . would it resemble this?
By no means am I belittling the fine skill required to meander aimlessly – We ALL need some of this in our lives on a regular basis.
Some meandering is very intentional (Vacations, Days Off) . . . Some less intentional – “not on Purpose” as in Mental departure from the matters at hand . . . Failing to show up and be present.
It’s that “not on purpose” meandering that I think is most perilous. The more we practice this kind of meandering, the “better”, we get at it!
Sometimes it’s “caused”by Social Media distractions . . . or TV . . . or conspiring friends or work associates.
The bottom line is that it IS a choice of ours . . . We CHOOSE to meander . . . It’s not something that “Just happens” or that other people do to us.
I think this snail “Gets” it and CHOSE to play in the street . . . Then went on about his/her business as evidenced by the 2nd straight line 🙂
FOCUS when it’s time to FOCUS . . .
Meander when it’s time to meander . . .
Be Intentional in all cses,