Life has a way of countering our clearest intentions with detours and blockades: full frontal assaults that have us sometimes at a loss. This seems to be where we are today, or perhaps it’s just more of the same as life is never truly smooth sailing.
It depends on our own perspective as to which way life is going. Things have gotten better from the past, but clearly has its overwhelming challenges.
Perspective is an element of the compass, it aides not only in external direction, but smooths the internal coiling of emotion. Sometimes acquiescence is the best way forward: to go with the flow, and see where time leads.
How we live is a means of navigation, easing the terrain of our days forward. To surround ourselves with beauty, wonder and those who inspire, is to build the map and highlight the path: shining a light for those who follow.