This trite statement deserves a bit closer look. As I am in the last throws of preparation for my three week hike on the John Muir trail, friends ask questions about things I haven’t thought about, or haven’t wanted to think too hard about. I am ready to just go, and let the “universe provide”. I know that I have covered the basics for this trip and I have travelled enough to know to leave the rest to “chance”.
The first “chance” issue is leaving my car somewhere safe for the duration of my hike. I figured I would find a place once I got to my destination. A concerned friend called me and had arranged for a secure parking place through her brother who owns a condo in the area. Bless her and the grace that shines down on me. I do believe in Grace. As long as I live ethically and pay it forward as we call that these days, good things come to me also.
Living with this notion is what adventure travel is about. It’s about letting yourself be held by the universe. This planet, this place we keep calling Home. Placing myself in a bigger framework of sky, trail and nature forces me to trust or I will be miserable. This hike is an exercise in trust. Trust in life, trust in forces bigger than me, and trust that somehow I have a place to return to.
If you think of it, we are just small particles being hurled through an infinite firmament. Why try to secure yourself in a place and hold on? You know the grip will break sometime under the force of change. I like the idea that we are meant to move, that walking is in our DNA. Moving for weeks on end nomad style maybe closer to the origin of things than you ever thought.
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