Asking for Directions or Getting Direction?

“Sometimes people are just asking for direction not needing direction. May we be mindful enough to know the difference.”

Road Sign 1A while ago a car passed by…a couple of times…it was obvious the person driving was lost so when it pulled into our driveway it was no surprise. I stopped what I was doing and walked to meet our guests as a young lady opened the passenger door, met me half way and proceeded to ask where a certain road was located. I pointed her in the right direction, she said “thanks”, hopped back in the car, courtesy wave, and they were gone.

As they drove off I offered a prayer of wisdom and direction for their travels and had an interesting thought.  What if, when she asked for direction, I offered her a metaphysical treatise on life, mortality, the meaning of the universe? How helpful would this have been? Not much. Would I still have gotten my courtesy wave? Probably not.

Often our paths cross with other sojourners for the briefest of moments. How helpful are we? I enjoy, and cringe?, at the quote that says; “that person is so heavenly minded, they’re no earthly good!” Sometimes people are just asking for direction not needing direction. May we be mindful enough to know the difference.

blessings of peace,

bdl

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Posted on August 24, 2013, in Mindfulness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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