“Sal, we gotta go and never stop going ’till we get there.’
‘Where we going, man?’
‘I don’t know but we gotta go.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Road is not just a physical line connecting point A with point B. Road is a state of mind, a metaphysical experience, a way of life. It does not mean you must be virtually driving or riding every singe day. What this means is that life itself may be perceived as a road – with ups and downs, straight lines and curves, hidden turns and surprising landscapes, new experiences and fellow passengers on the way.
Meditating from such perspective can be very powerful. Next time you’re driving or riding any vehicle, think that the road is your life, and you make your own path through your conscious choices. It’s important to control the vehicle yourself, so public transport won’t be good for this purpose.
As you keep on riding, realize not only the traffic lights and jams on the way, but also the excitement of following your route towards your destination. The road is yours, and you are the only one giving direction to your vehicle and, similarly, to your life.
“Life is a highway, and I wanna ride it all night long”