To allow the "ride" part of the journey, we have to see life as such. When we "take a ride", we have to allow ourselves to be carried... to flow with all the twists and turns and bumps in the road. This doesn't mean we just go whichever way the wind blows... it means we lay down a road of intention and allow the wheels to align with it.
Remembering that life is indeed a ride keeps things in perspective. It helps us to not take things too seriously... get too lost in our "story"... or drown in the deep end of the pool. It's about trust. Trusting ourselves and life enough to flow with it. Yes, we do our valuable work digging through the rubble of our conditioning and false beliefs... but it's important not to lose sight that love is all there is underneath all that rubble, even when we can't really see it. We just need to trust it is there. Always. Love is the rock solid road beneath our wheels. Holding fast to that... to love... we are free to enjoy the ride. To enjoy the living!
Whatever specific intentions we pave our road with, it really does all come down to love. Remembering that is what helps me when I get stressed about trying to "do the right things" to further my goals. We can get so caught up in trying to make things go the way we think they should that we block the natural flow. For ourselves and for others.
"The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time..." Don't forget that! It can't all be roses all the time... but it's always a good idea to have those rose-colored glasses handy. Enjoying the ride is just a perspective away. :-)