One thing about our world: There are more ways to receive advice than ever before. A century ago, the main directions you’d get for living might come from your mom, teacher, spiritual leader, and a few well-selected books. Today, we have countless blogs, websites, and yes, even magazines advising us to do all sorts of things — many of them contradictory.
Picking the best approach to life can get confusing when so many pundits make their cases so strongly. Business mavens will tell you to go the extra mile, act with gusto, stand out and brand yourself, and never let up. Yoga types will tell you to slow down, savor the moment, smell the roses, and just let go. It can be hard to decide who has your best interests at heart, or even who knows best! But no matter which advice presents itself, each of us ultimately has to wend her own way through the world.
Living in Southern California, I’ve had to accept the fact that there will be traffic no matter what time I’m on the road. My 15-mile commute to work takes 50 minutes on a good day. Times that by two, and then by five, and even those with the worst of math skills can see that I spend a lot of time in my car. Over the years I’ve tried different ways to pass the time behind the wheel. Audiobooks, calling my family (over Bluetooth, of course), and talk radio are just a few things I’ve done. They work, but I have one sure-fire way of passing the time while staying entertained: podcasts.
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I recently had one of those moments where my heart filled with complete joy.
You know those moments … the ones where you look around, take a deep breath and say to yourself, “More of this, please.” And it was nothing of significance; just a simple fire roaring in our backyard, filling the air with that campfire smell and providing a little extra warmth as the night grew colder. But in that moment, I wondered to myself why we didn’t do this more.