A road trip through the mountains is to be enjoyed. It is not a race. If you try to go too fast, it will be dangerous, it will wear out your car, it will give you a headache, it will bother other people on the road, and it will prevent you from enjoying the scenery. But if you go too slowly because of your fear of mountain driving, it will also cause problems: your back may get sore, and you may also bother other drivers. So it is best to drive at a gentle, calm, medium speed, safe and attentive, with frequent stops to enjoy the scenery. Bring snacks. Bring your camera. Life itself is like a road trip, and I think this is a good philosophy to live your life. 

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. (Carl Rogers)

I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended. (Nelson Mandela)

Enjoy the process. It is all you have.

July 2018