Of all the paths you take in life, be sure a few of them are dirt.
Mother Earth. Somewhere along with human existence, we’ve tried to move away from her. We build houses for comfort and pave our roads for a smooth ride.
What has resulted is us stressing from sunup to sundown to pay for the homes we built for “comfort” while we drive past the beauty of the world, back and forth, back and forth. A daily ritual. No longer seeing anything except our next responsibility. Joy has become fleeting, saved for weekends or annual vacations.
The same is true of ourselves. We put on our makeup and our invisible armor, to show the world what we want them to see. How we want them to see us. We’re careful who we “let in” to see the real us. Meanwhile, we pass others in our day-to-day lives, not really seeing them and they not really knowing us.
And we wonder why divorce rates are high, or why it’s so hard to find good, loyal friends.
If you are experiencing this, take a look at yourself. Have you let people see the “real” you? Or do you only let them see what you think will make you more likable?
How do you expect to find your people, or your soulmate, if you don’t share who you are? (For the record, we’re not talking about sharing deep, dark secrets with those who have not earned the right to know them.)
A dirt road forces us to slow down and become aware of our environment. To see the beauty surrounding us. To revel in it. To laugh while being bounced around by smaller rocks and steer around the larger ones.
The secret to “being a dirt road” is in knowing yourself and being proud of your capabilities and what you bring to the world. Love yourself for who and what you are and the world will follow your lead.