Tortoise and the Hare

Each of us is moving through this experience at our own pace,
but we are all ultimately heading toward the same destination –
some say it is a cold, dirt grave
where the mortal flesh rots in eternal decay,
while others suggest it is back to the one, true source
where consciousness and energy return
before being spit back out for another spiral
along the soul’s karmic path.
Some people are always in a hurry,
running this way or that,
rushing along with their eyes fixed forward
in a mad dash to reach the next objective.

Some people like to chill out and take it easy,
slowly but surely navigating each mindful step,
content to enjoy the inspiring sights and sounds
as the process of life naturally unfolds.

Some people resemble chickens
with their heads chopped off,
scattered and discombobulated
as they scurry around
without any sense of equilibrium.

Some people project calm serenity
unto those they encounter in each moment,
always resonating an aura of peace
as they methodically trek along the journey.

Some people take four left turns
or spin around in chaotic circles,
continually winding up where they previously were
and wondering why no real progress is being made.

Some people take the point A to B approach,
walking in a straight line toward their goal,
zeroed-in and perpetually focused on the end game.

Some people like to switch the rhythm up
from time to time,
using various methodologies of travel,
flowing and fluxing as required,
remaining harmonized between the highs and lows,
not afraid to meander off the beaten path
but never straying too far from the center, either…
just embracing each day as it arrives
and getting the most from every episode that transpires
until the climatic answers are finally revealed.

Scott Thomas Outlar is a lover of truth and enjoys researching philosophy, psychology, politics, spirituality, and any other facet of consciousness in the pursuit of reaching a higher state of vibration. He also enjoys writing rants, poems, essays, short stories, and prose-fusion screeds covering such subjects. Scott Thomas can be reached at You can also watch and/or subscribe to his YouTube Channel Read other articles by Scott Thomas, or visit Scott Thomas's website.