Updated: Aug 10, 2020
We journeyed to one of our favorite camping spots this week. It was filled with all the best things: lake swims, gooey smores, playing cards, early coffee and time with the fam.
Hiking is also always on my agenda.
My goal is always the same. Finish the trail.
Let me be clear. I love everything about hiking. I love the silence, the views, the air, the space, nature.
And I also like to finish. I like to make a plan, check things off and feel like I accomplished something.
Have you ever hiked with young children? Mine are 7 + 3. Finishing a hike is not on their
to- do list. What is? Climb every boulder, collect interesting rocks, play in streams and chat with small animals.
Each step on the trail presents something new and interesting. The accomplishment lies in the moment.
When did we lose the knowing that this moment is enough? The ability to be slow and curious without the need to get to a particular destination. Play and be vs. do and finish.
“The most important moment is now.
The most important person is the one you are looking at right now.
The most important thing you could do in your life is what you are doing now.
The best way to prepare for the future is to be totally present now.
Forget all your learning.
Now is the moment that never ends.”
Cheers to finishing less trails.