The Long Cut
“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” – Khalil Gibran
The three day rain stopped this morning and clear blue skies holding up the sun replaced the clouds. I decided to go a different route to work. At the bottom of the hill, cars were backed up at a standstill. After waiting for a minute, many cars started to turn around to find another route. Normally, that would be my first instinct, find the short cut and rush to my destination. No time for delay. Instead, I stayed on the road, starting and stopping, moving slowly and looking around at all of the scenery that I normally race past. Turning the curve, the sun hovered over the lake beaming through the trees.
In grateful awe, I stopped and let it in. Taking the long cut set the course for the day. Calm, slow and steady. Had I found a short cut, I would have missed the beauty waiting to be noticed, longing to be embraced and held.
In a short cut, hurry up world, we are invited to take a new path, to change course and awaken to all that is right now. Slow down and I would highly recommend that you take the long cut. It’s a beautiful ride.