“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mr Ralph surely had a moment of truth when he decided to utter that statement.Something “enlightened” him toward concluding how life should be lived, by trying new things and leaving a trail.
Or is it? reading that quote on a rather dark day, you can not help but wonder what does this mean? is it a sign that we all should drop our precise plans of how we should go through with life and do something adventurous perhaps even reckless?
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ― Anaïs Nin
The brain is a powerful tool, and one of mass destruction if allowed. At this point in my life, I feel I am seeing the negative side of my brain come to life. The analysing of things and over thinking, the planning and hard working-perhaps I need to look for another path as well.
He was right who told me that living abroad can change, shock, burden and mold you to a stronger capable being; if you get out of the expereince unscared.
I am seeking gratitude in everything I am expereincing and everything I have accomplished and lived for so far. It gives me some inner peace and hope but it does not mean I am fully positive nor smiling all the time. I will be brave to announce I have mistaken many incidents and misjudged my ability and opposed my faith in myself, something that told me alot about how I should believe in me again.
One thing I would like to do to start this new route of the unknown, wearing my dancing flats as a reminder to my self to “dance through life”, is drop my analytic brain. I want to put that side in a jar, place it lovlingly to dangle from a tree’s branch so it can enjoy the beautiful spring blooms and start believing.
“These woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.”― Robert Frost
“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ― Guillaume Apollinaire