A prescribed path seldom takes you to an uncharted territory.
Walking down a beaten road provides some security and certainty and that is important to an extent. We all live in a competitive world. The problem starts when we get used to only treading along the beaten path. Because wherever it leads you to would be a crowded place.
We need the spirit of exploration as much as we need certainty. We need an open heart willing to surrender to the joy of finding the unknown. We need feet flexible enough to follow the direction of our heart. We need to pursue the joy and find joy in the pursuit. We need to experiment, look for intersections, dig them deeper, with others and share. And then we find the interesting. Then we truly learn.
And it is only when we learn with this sense of exploration that we can create our unique path that others may choose to walk upon, eventually to find their own paths.
The way to remain open to possibilities is to think that there is no path. That the steps you take and celebrating each step along creates a path that is uniquely yours.
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