Good eyes

A hero sets off in search of something elusive that has the power to change both their life and the world.*
(Chris Guillebeau)

Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.**
(Carlos Castañeda)

The most important path you will ever walk is invisible to everyone but you. (I don’t mean that the path is fixed: it is dramatic and changes as you step out on it.)

Others may think they can see your path but they cannot, just as you cannot see theirs. The guide knows this and comes alongside to help you see what they cannot, to help you have good eyes

The guide knows that good eyes come from opening your mind, your heart and your will; they will help you connect with your values, identify your talents and sense your energy.

The rest is up to you:

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.^

(*From Chris Guillebeau’s The Happiness of Pursuit.)
(**Carlos Castañeda.)
(^Ralph Waldo Emerson, quoted in Martin Amor and Alex Pellew’s The Idea in You.)

2 thoughts on “Good eyes

  1. True. I think it’s important to remember that we alone have to make the decisions that are right for us. Too many people depend on others, parents, guidance counselors, spouses, etc. to guide them, we have to trust ourselves more, and listen to our hearts!

  2. Indeed, and listening to ourselves will always include what others have given to us and we have valued, as we open our minds, our hearts and our wills. I hope this makes sense.

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