At the moment I feel as though I’m on a journey. But unlike our planned camping trips I don’t quite know where I’m going. All I know is that I’m searching. Looking for answers. A long way within, where there’s a lot of soul searching going on.
This is me looking out over the vast and distant Mundi Mundi plains. Sometimes I feel I don’t know what I’m looking for and yet I know there’s so much out there waiting for me.
So many new places and experiences just waiting. Even though I’m not sure what’s over the distant horizon I still need to take that leap of faith into the unknown.
It’s fear that often stops me. I know that.
Not daring to do more or venture somewhere more exciting in case it leads to failure or disappointment.
Routine stops me too. It’s safe doing the same thing, day after day. Driving the same road.
But with risks come opportunities. And when the road curves, like through the Flinders Ranges, I’ll keep following it until I get to where I need to be. Even if I need to take detours, I’ll stay focused on The Road to Positivity, as I wrote about earlier this year.
Yet there are times I get so impatient.
And I want the answers to appear. Like, how far. When? Where? Why?
What’s the distance?
Sometimes the answers just aren’t there. But that doesn’t mean we have to stop searching. It means we have to go deeper. Delving beyond the surface. Into ourselves.
Like on our Ridgetop mountain walk at Arkaroola when we were far from the road and miles from anywhere. But slowly but surely, one step in front of the other, we made our way down. Just as I know I’ll find my way to where I’m meant to be. Moving forwards.
So here I am in uncharted territory, much as we were above, driving on the vast South Australian sand dunes. But rather than feeling nervous I feel excited. I can’t explain it except to say that for the first time in a long while I feel I can go the distance. I feel guided. And inspired.
Thanks for coming along with me for the ride.
This is in response to Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 26 – Distance