If only we knew what lay ahead for us. What was around the next corner of life. What the sign post could be telling us, warning us about what's about to come. Perhaps it's best that we don't know. Perhaps it's best that we blunder down the road, oblivious to what lies ahead, unaware of what we might be about to stumble upon.
If we knew what was down the road and around the next corner we might be excited and pleased and look forward to racing ahead. Or we might be worried and want to go into reverse and head back to where we came from. Life doesn't work like that though. We can't hurry up time and we can't go backwards. We can only deal with the present, reflect on the past and hope for the future.
If there was something around the corner we really didn't want but we knew about it at least we could be prepared. We might be able to do some things to make it better, to ease the impact, to reduce the pressure. Or there might be nothing we could do and we'll just end up worried and frustrated. Our present moment would be spoiled with the worry.
It's likely that our road ahead will have some bumps and curves. It's not likely to be totally straight or smooth. We will be able to manoeuvre ourselves along the journey if we remain calm and composed. We can become skilled at managing the bumps in life as we gain more experience. We can stop and ask for help at times. Or just stop on the side road for a while and contemplate what to do next. We can look for the sign posts for direction. Comfort perhaps. There are usually some choices ahead as we come across cross roads. Sometimes the choice will be obvious, other times it might be really unclear.
We can learn to embrace the road ahead, to look forward with anticipation. We can be ready and prepared for whatever comes our way. We can hope and trust that the future will be manageable, could even help our dreams come true even.