A couple of weeks ago I left the house at 8 AM to avoid the afternoon heat. My desire to explore new routes got me lost. I realized that if I kept going along the unknown route in the same direction I’d be going through a large area of poison ivy and wind up down the mountain, but far from my home.
I backtracked and found a trail going in the right direction. After eight hours of hiking I was very tired and out of water. This long downhill trail was narrow and steep. My knees began to ache. I feared they would lock up and I would tumble down the mountain.
I was lucky. I made it all the way down winding up only fifteen minutes from home.
You could imagine that getting lost has many metaphorical meanings applicable to other life situations. I’ll discuss this more in a future story. Meanwhile, I’ll leave it to you to figure out how getting lost and gaining it’s benefits might apply to your life.
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