To wander, by definition, means to travel aimlessly.
Yesterday I took time out of my day to sit on our deck, to watch the waves roll in, and to simply think. (And of course I say “think,” but for me thinking is really just FEELING in a language my mind can comprehend.) So I sat there, thinking and feeling, with no intention of accomplishing anything at all, and the most magical things started to dance in my head.
Daydreams, ideas, imaginary landscapes, colors, tiny poems, the occasional to-do item…
The longer I sat, the longer I let myself just BE without aim, the louder and louder my heart’s song started to play in my head.
When we’re so engaged in the PURSUIT (which is about 99% of the time for us humans), when we’re so locked in on the big and tiny missions we undergo each day, we lose out on the true magic that bubbles up from not having any aim at all.
So, my hope for you this Monday is that you take a half hour in all the DOING and the accomplishing and the pursuing, and you just give your heart some space to wander.
AIMLESSNESS can be a virtue. It’s the cousin of freedom.