Look to the Distant Horizon


late afternoon sun behind clouds over ocean, a thought for the day, look to the distant horizon

I was walking a few days ago when I found myself a couple of feet from a chain link fence. As I walked by, taking in the details of the posts and links themselves, I realized that I was becoming a little queasy with the bobbing of my stride due to the fact that I was so close to the fence. Looking into the distance where the view was a little bit more stable, the feeling soon passed. That’s when this thought occurred to me.


Often times we end up focusing on our immediate lives too closely, analyzing them day-to-day, moment-to-moment. It’s no wonder we become so stressed out about things. Maybe if we reminded ourselves more often that life is a marathon and not a sprint, maybe we wouldn’t fall prey to the constant anxiety and ulcers that our jobs and careers afflict upon us. So next time you find yourself becoming sickened by the rocking waves of life around you, look to the distant horizon where your goals are.


Things are much calmer there.


- S Chavez