All too often you treat life as though you have seen it all before. You go through your daily routines like robots, substituting habit for curiosity, unconsciousness for awareness.
You are like a hamster, in a little wheel, going around and round, thinking you are moving but always ending up, it seems, in the same place.
While structure and established patterns of behavior have advantages in terms of comfort and security, they become dangerous when they blind you to the beauty and freshness in an experience.
Try looking around with new eyes, discover treasures that you may bypass in your methodical trance you often mistaken for living. Nudge yourself off the beaten path into untried roads that will, if you follow them, lead to a new heightened level of consciousness.
The next time you are traveling a familiar route, allow yourself enough time to make at least one detour off the beaten path.
If you open your mind to new realities, you open your mind to new possibilities.
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.
21. Sep, 2009
I like your approach; there is so much to be seen, felt and learned when you get off your beaten path. Thanks