Years ago, I heard a horrifyingly mundane explanation for why so many ships and planes vanish in the Bermuda Triangle:
Nothing to do with ghosts, aliens, the Illuminati or portals to other dimensions.
Someone noticed there were a few islands that looked the same. So you might think you’re near Island A and radio in your position from there. Then you head towards base, except you’re going in the wrong direction. Rescue parties search in the wrong place, not realising they should be looking near the similar-looking Island B.
A neat theory.
It might even be right.
Still, it’s a nice metaphor for life.
Sometimes you think you know where you are and where you should do.
Sometimes you’re completely, utterly, hopelessly wrong about that.
You think you’re in one place but you’re somewhere else entirely.
You think home is to the left, when really you should turn right.
No one can blame you – not when every landmark in life looks the same.
Upgrade your technology.
With GPS and satellite imagery, you can know exactly where you are and where you need to go.
Such technology isn’t hard to find, though it can be hard to understand:
Your instincts and intuition.
Those gut impulses which keep you on the right track.
The automatic responses when you pull your hand back from something hot or leap out of the way of a speeding car.
You have the technology.
All you need to do is tune in: