Have you ever heard the saying; “You must lose yourself in order to find yourself”? I got to experience that by going through a HUGE corn maze. Even though I got lost within the maze, I did not personally feel afraid. I kept thinking about how beautiful the blue sky was and the phrase; “You must lose yourself in order to find yourself”, kept running through my head. I thought about how many times when I was a kid, my “friends” used to try to get me lost deep in the woods and leave me. I thought about stopping by Nebraska corn fields at night while traveling across the U.S as a kid. My future stepfather and an older brother scaring me by running out of the corn maze screaming like Zombies. By all accounts, I should be petrified of corn fields and have a phobic reaction towards getting lost in a corn maze. Instead, I found peace of mind. It was about the journey. I felt like there was juxtaposition between walking through the corn maze and my life. There were twists and turns, lots of bumps in the road, clues along the way, frustrations, obstacles, dead-ends, backtracking and life lessons and feeling a sense of mastery. You must lose yourself in order to find yourself
~ “In the middle of the journey of my life, I found myself in the dark wood where I had lost the right path. Eventually, I would find the right path.” ~Dante *Excerpt from the movie; “Patch Adams”
It is good to feel like a kid again and have positive experiences.