Ask Your GPS for the Happy Route
Daniele Quercia has this talk on TedTalks where he asks why a GPS only takes us from point A to point B by considering distance only. And, what if, you could give input into the route you want to take my choosing prettiest route, slowest route, happiest route... . They would be called "Happy Maps" and they would "take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way."
Today, as you prepare to head out into life (job, errands, dog park, etc!), there are a handful of paths you could take to get there. Why not choose the one that makes you happy?
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.
-- David Whyte
from The House of Belonging
If the thought of going from point A to point M to get to point B scares you, think about this:
"If you think that adventure is dangerous, try routine. It's deadly." Daniele Quercia
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