Thanks Rene Sepulveda for this wonderful reminder: “Not all who wander are lost.”
Just because one may have nomadic tendencies, be unconventional, live a non- traditional lifestyle without being tied to time deadlines and responsibilities; that doesn’t mean they are confused about their purpose in life.
On the contrary: for many of those people “wandering”, they feel, they have found exactly what their purpose is: discovery, exploration, peace in purpose, self awareness and an heightened awareness of natural surroundings and building positive relationships on the journey around them.
Here’s the original poem of which this singularly important line stands strong…
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king” – J.R.R Tolkien