Once we realize that this journey we’re on is entirely ours, we open ourselves up the to the Wheel of Fortune. Although the outcome of its spin is often arbitrary, a balanced sojourner finds that any outcome is fortuitous. Each day we spin this wheel, and each day must deal with where it stops, accepting whatever the hands of fate might serve us. However, the true fortune to be found in this wheel is not in the outcome, but in the spin.
Life, like every journey, is participatory. It is not defined by the goal to be reached, but by the collection of steps it takes to reach the goal, or, for that matter, to not reach the goal. The true wealth of our lives is determined by how we treasure the moments that comprise it. Success doesn’t come when the wheel stops spinning, it comes because we make the wheel spin in the first place.