Many Paths

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in the same direction, so it doesn’t matter which path you take.  The only one wasting time is the one who runs around and around the mountain telling everyone else their path is wrong.

Hindu Teaching
Joleen Halloran

How many times has someone given you advice.
How many times has someone said:
You should be doing this, not that.

How many times has someone said:
You can’t make a living doing THAT.

Did you ever stop and think about the person saying that?  Offering you said advice?

When I came across Joleen’s graphic and quote above I immediately knew I must write about once again about the subject.  Even though I’ve spent an extensive amount of time discussing it I feel that it’s a subject we can all relate to again.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the image of the person running around telling everyone else their path is wrong.  Kinda humorous to envision this serious activity.

Serious, I think because no one should be in charge of our futures but us and the Divine.  Only God knows what’s best for us, and unless we follow the map HE sets out for us, we will find ourselves trapped in misery.

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain but only one is right for us.  We know what the right one is.  What brings us joy?  Where is our bliss?

That’s the correct path for us.  It’s like George Clooney said in The Men Who Stare at Goats said:
Your life is like a river.
If you’re aiming for a goal that isn’t your destiny, you will always be swimming against the current. Young Gandhi wants to be a stock car racer? Not gonna happen.  Little Anne Frank wants to be a high school teacher? Tough Anne. That’s not your destiny. But you will go on to move the hearts and minds of millions.  Find out what your destiny is and the river will carry you. Sometimes events in life give an individual clues as to where their destiny lies.

I also love Clooney’s sentiment above because it is SOOOO true.  As many paths as there are there is only one true one for each of us and we must follow that one true path otherwise as Clooney says:
We  will always be swimming against the current.

We certainly cannot listen to the one running around the base of the mountain telling us that our path is wrong.  For only we know which is the right path for us.

Who will you listen too?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

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