Are You Navigating Your Best Path In Life?
In times of old, mariners would board a ship and venture off into the ocean on quests of glory.
Can you actually fathom that? Teams of people cut down trees, treat the wood, convert the wood into vessels that float, and make them sea-worthy to take on the most intense of tempests.
I can fathom climbing into a spacecraft to go into outer space, but I could not fathom boarding a ship from that era with the expectation of heading out to sea.
Christopher Columbus was having an affair with Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand II was getting wise, so Queen Isabella talked her husband into funding Columbus‘s voyage, presumably to get him out of town. In his journey, all sorts of people had to believe in his ability to navigate to a place that he ultimately did not even arrive at.
In modern terms, we are all navigating a new reality, one in which this virus will continue to wreak havoc until a cure is available or a vaccination is proven solid. Our ability to navigate this tempest is equally concerning and potentially equally dangerous to the trips of the great explorers.
I think the best that any of us can do is to stay focused, resolve to change practices that put us in harm’s way and live healthier lifestyles in isolation until we emerge free on the other side.
Probably very much like what it took to stay inside that vessel, hoping that you will make it safely to the New World? Enjoy your Monday!?